Neonicotinoids may be partly responsible for declines in songbird populations
Paul Romer, an expert in what’s known as endogenous growth theory and winner of the 2018 Nobel prize in economics, speaks to Scientific American about seeing economic growth as increased value, akin to when ingredients in a recipe are used to create a dish worth more than the original raw materials...
At the Kermadec Islands, humpbacks from all over the South Pacific converge and swap songs. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Better food labeling could prevent people from throwing away a lot of “expired” food that’s still perfectly edible.
The conditions of sunlight, temperature, humidity and wind that make cropland good for agriculture also maximize solar panel efficiency.
Wild animals that live near humans have higher cholesterol than their rural counterparts—and our food could be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, consider that feeding style means that aggressive tangle-web spider colonies produce more offspring after severe weather, while docile colonies do better in calm conditions...
The floating shelf of volcanic stone more than twice the size of Manhattan will nonetheless bring a fascinating array of life to the reef
With millions of tokay geckos trapped each year for use in traditional Chinese medicine, conservationists are calling for international protections
A survey of nine large mammals found fragmented habitats throughout the country, suggesting the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor is failing...
Decades of conservation efforts will make the ecosystem more resilient to climate change
Killings of those protecting nature are highest in countries with corruption and weak rule of law
Released or escaped parrots are now living in most states and are breeding in at least 21. For some, it’s a second chance at survival.
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal.
Illuminating electric lines with ultraviolet light—which birds can see—can substantially reduce crashes
Photographs snapped by safari tourists are a surprisingly accurate way to assess populations of African carnivores. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice...
Minerals used in electronics are found on the seafloor, but disturbing them could release carbon
Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and their caretakers.
At Scientific American 's third Science on the Hill event, experts from academia and the private sector met at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill to talk with Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about solutions to our plethora-of-plastics problem...