Don’t be too quick to throw away those Thanksgiving leftovers. By saving that turkey and stuffing to eat another day, you can help save a lot of energy from ending up in the garbage bin...
If the blades can hold up to outdoor conditions, they could help accelerate onshore and offshore wind power
Oil and gas producers in Europe commit to reporting emissions but major U.S. firms do not
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one, from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that is the highest-dwelling mammal ever documented...
A zero-carbon supplement to wind and solar
A bioinspired arrangement could save energy by allowing one plane to provide extra lift to another—if both aircraft can remain stable
Horseflies misjudge landings on zebra patterns, compared with solid gray or black surfaces, which provides evidence for why evolution came up with the black-and-white pattern.
A record 30 storms have formed, compared to the previous high of 28; almost all were the earliest on record
Hydrogen fuel weighs less than electric batteries, making it an attractive option for long-haul vehicles
Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part three of our three-part audio sound escape, we ascend into the trees where howler monkeys and crimson-crested woodpeckers rule the airwaves...
Rising temperatures and overfishing are key threats to the region’s delicate ecosystems
Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part two of our three-part audio sound escape, we descend into a nighttime flood of frog music...
Ruth Reck did pioneering climate change research at the automotive giant, where she says she faced sexism
Need a break from politics and the pandemic? You’re probably not in the Amazon rain forest right now, but we can take you there in audio. Today, in part one of our three-part audio sound escape, we listen to dolphins hunting among the trees...
The concave-eared torrent frog's unusual ear anatomy lets it hear high-frequency calls, which gives a mating advantage to the littler males that sing soprano.
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from the United Arab Emirates about the the first interplanetary mission by an Arab country.
A new method to measure corals’ heat tolerance on-site could speed up conservation efforts
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti and associate editor Andrea Thompson talk about this election and the future of U.S. energy research and policy.
Emissions of lead particles wax and wane with empires, plagues and revolutions
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti talks about how this election will affect environmental science and policy.