Republicans’ and Democrats’ distinct responses to the pandemic could influence in-person and mail-in voting—and who wins
They don’t necessarily try to predict what will happen—but they can help us understand possible futures
For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction...
Neutrinos, weather forecasts, the trouble with weight-centric medicine, a coronavirus close-up, and more
But a number of new initiatives might mitigate the damage
Letters to the editor from the February 2020 issue of Scientific American
In California and Florida alone, such codes have prevented $1 billion a year in structural damage
Antiracism in science must be about much more than challenging the bigoted graybeards of our past
Air pollution disproportionately impacts minority communities, and proposed changes would stymie efforts to address the disparity
History shows that advocating for a “cure” without evidence can be deadly—and it’s happening again
June 10 is a day off from “business as usual” for non-Black academics and a day of rest for Black students, staff and faculty
An academic strike is planned for this week, alongside marches and demonstrations worldwide
A smart combination of math and policy choices can determine a practical tax that will cut CO2 emissions
Right whales, other whales and turtles get caught in lobster trap lines, but fewer lines can maintain the same lobster catch levels.
Some scientists and politicians have invoked baseless ideas about unknown genes, ignoring systemic inequality and oppression
An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions.
The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?
Ignoring science’s legacy of racism or a wider culture shaped by white supremacy doesn’t make scientists “objective“
Such reviews are intended to allow community input and minimize harm to the environment
Co-organizers of the first Black Birders Week talk about the joy of the natural world and the work outdoor-focused groups need to do to reduce racism and promote inclusion