Light tuned to a specific frequency warms ice more than water—which could come in handy for defrosting delicate biological samples. Adam Levy reports.
Food chemists precisely measured how charcoal filtration contributes to Tennessee whiskey's smoother flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports.
During daylight hours, hundreds of bombardier beetles of multiple species will congregate together to more effectively ward off any predators not afraid of a lone beetle's toxic spray.
Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number
An activity to melt over from Science Buddies
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Greenland to Palau, including one on the discovery of a trove of mummified cats in Egypt.
Biologists have taken the genes that produce cannabinoids in weed and plugged them into yeast, making rare and novel compounds more accessible. Christopher Intagliata reports.
When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports.
Researchers are battling to identify and assess a worrying class of persistent chemicals
There’s a good reason to salt the roads before snow starts falling
The dynamic textile becomes more breathable in hotter, sweatier conditions
Even at the age of 15, I realized my obsession with collecting all the elements in the periodic table’s is not something most kids aspire to
The organizing scheme that revolutionized our understanding of the chemical elements turns 150 in 2019
Rather than building objects layer by layer, the printer creates whole structures by projecting light into a resin that solidifies
Is the “unique snowflake” just flake news? Mother Nature might never produce two identical snowflakes, thanks to the near-infinite variability of the conditions affecting ice crystal formation...
A new report looks at the amount of pesticides that are making their way to our plates
A saturating science project from Science Buddies
Eight years after the nuclear meltdown, wary citizens are moving back to contaminated homesteads—some not by choice
Scientific American assistant news editor, Tanya Lewis, and collections editor, Andrea Gawrylewski, take a deeper look at two short articles from the Advances news section of the December issue, on counterfeit whiskeys and the effect of real ecstasy...on octopuses...
Researchers have a lot to learn about the previously banned crop before it flourishes on U.S. farms