Scientific American Magazine Vol 323 Issue 1

Scientific American

Volume 323, Issue 1

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The Racist Roots of Fighting Obesity

Prescribing weight loss to Black women ignores barriers to their health

The Biggest Psychological Experiment in History Is Running Now

What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity?

Hidden Neutrino Particles May Be a Link to the Dark Sector

Hidden Neutrino Particles May Be a Link to the Dark Sector

An experiment aims to find a rumored new type of neutrino that could be a portal to the universe’s dark matter

When the First Farmers Arrived in Europe, Inequality Evolved

Forests gave way to fields, pushing hunter-gatherers to the margins—geographically and socially

What if Doctors Stopped Prescribing Weight Loss?

Focusing on body size isn’t making people healthier. Some clinicians are trying a different approach

Accurate Weather Forecasts 28 Days Out

Meteorologists are using supercomputers and the latest data about climate phenomena to predict temperature and precipitation four weeks in the future

A Visual Guide to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world 


50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: July 2020
Joining Pro-Business Groups Can Make Tech Firms Seem to Be Antiscience
Laser-Textured Metal Surfaces Kill Bacteria Faster
Perpetual Fertility: How an Obscure Sea Creature Makes Endless Eggs and Sperm
Smooth Handfish Extinction Marks a Sad Milestone
Coronavirus Antibody Tests Have a Mathematical Pitfall
Cape Canaveral Prepares for First Polar Launches in 60 Years
Simulation Shows Potential for Glowing Gravitons
In Case You Missed It
Specially Shaped Artificial Particles Detoxify Blood
Footstep Sensors Identify People by Gait
Vintage Scientific American Covers by Fish Illustrator Stanley Meltzoff
Graphic Science
The Svalbard Vault Now Has One Million Seeds
From the Editor
Know the Enemy
Anti Gravity
How Galileo Battled the Science Deniers of His Time
Readers Respond to the March 2020 Issue
How Universities Can Keep Foreign Governments from Stealing Intellectual Capital
The Poetry of Autopsy
The Science of Health
How to Boost Your Immunity
The Science Agenda
Rape Kits Are Sitting on Shelves, Untested