Climate change appears to be increasing the risk of monsoon flooding on the Indian subcontinent.
Fires may boost the reflectivity of the ground, thereby counteracting the warming from the fire's release of greenhouse gases.
Business, policy and science leaders are named to the SA50 list featured in the December issue of Scientific American and at our website, www.sciam.com.
Hide and Seen: Gestures and Facial Expressions Help Communication; Government Attempts to Keep Science Information Hidden
In this episode, Scientific American Mind executive editor Mariette Dichristina talks about a special section of the magazine devoted to the roles of gestures and facial expressions in communications...
Three stories from the Geological Society of America's annual meeting: a 5600-year-old corral; 75-million-year-old stomach worms; health impacts of global warming.
Phytoplankton store as much energy as humans produce in a year. As food, that energy powers the swimmers who churn the oceans and ultimately help regulate the world's climate.
In this episode, MIT physicist Ernest Moniz discusses the future of nuclear energy and the article he co-authored in the September issue of Scientific American called The Nuclear Option...
Scientific American Magazine single topic issue--Energy's Future: Beyond Carbon; and Well-Read Doctors.
In this episode, Scientific American editor-in-chief John Rennie talks about the September, single-topic issue of the magazine, the focus of which is Energy's Future: Beyond Carbon. He also explains the Emmy Award in his home...
Global warming is a reality. Innovation in energy technology and policy are sorely needed if we are to cope
In this episode, geologist Kip Hodges discusses how climate and mountain evolution influence each other in the Himalayas, the subject of his article in the August issue of Scientific American...
New devices can make forecasts for your own backyard
New studies of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau suggest a deep relation between climate and tectonics