People who eat as little as one serving of red meat a day, whether it is processed or unprocessed, have an increased chance of getting type 2 diabetes
Making biofuels from waste makes dollars--and sense
Blog documenting quest to replicate finding could be taste of things to come.
Drugs to treat neuropsychiatric disorders have become too risky for Big Pharma
Hardly anyone has heard of them, but millions of pounds of glymes are used every year to make household products
The caging of a single water molecule in a buckyball molecule gives researchers a unique chance to study both. Sophie Bushwick reports
M.I.T. researchers design a more energy-dense lithium-based battery
Although the power of positive thinking is clear, little is known about how negative mind-sets affect the success of therapies
Chemists urged to avoid molecular properties likely to lead to toxicity.
Liquid nitrogen can transform oil, berries and even hamburgers
The U.S. is drunk on ethanol--but whether it is made from corn or sugarcane, the crop-derived biofuel raises a host of questions
Nobel laureate Avram Hershko, who determined cellular mechanisms for breaking down proteins, talks about his research in a conversation recorded at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. And Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discusses the recent inaugural Google Science Fair
Brian Cox's new television miniseries uses our planet as his canvas to explain the origins of light, matter, time and other ethereal concepts
A quick test using Luminol, famous for identifying blood traces on CSI, identifies a bacterial infection from a viral one, which won't respond to antibiotics. Cynthia Graber reports
Addiction starts with genetics and the environment, but is triggered by stress
The latest revision of fundamental quantities bodes well for the proposed overhaul of the international system of units.
Before her death, Amy Winehouse had cycled in and out of rehab. Many celebrities have done the same, with some having more success than others at staying on the wagon. A neuroscientist explains why traditional therapy often seems to fall short of expectations
Volcanoes have coughed up ancient diamonds from hundreds of kilometers beneath Earth's surface. Their trace impurities provide some priceless information about the first shifts in plate tectonics
How do you capture a molecule? It may sound like a rhetorical question, but the answer is simple: You use a very tiny cage, like the molecular traps pictured here.