Scientific American Magazine Vol 323 Issue 4

Scientific American

Volume 323, Issue 4

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing Our Dreams

Anxiety about social distancing and infection is altering how much we dream and the nature of our dreams themselves

Everything Scientists Know So Far about the First Interstellar Objects Ever Detected

Strange bodies from beyond the solar system have defied predictions

Lessons from AIDS for the COVID-19 Pandemic

We can learn from parallels between the coronavirus and HIV crises

Moving in Sync Creates Surprising Social Bonds among People

Dancing, rowing and even finger tapping in unison unleash powerful forces in the brain that drive good feelings

How to Unlearn Racism

Implicit bias training isn't enough. What actually works?

Gallery: The Maya Who Escaped Spanish Conquest

The Lacandon Maya eluded the conquistadors and survived in the jungle for hundreds of years. Archaeological discoveries are revealing their past

Inequality before Birth Contributes to Health Inequality in Adults

Improving newborn health is more essential now than ever


Seabirds Anticipate Typhoons to Help Migrations
Faraway Magma Reservoirs Complicate Volcano Monitoring
In Case You Missed It
New Bio-Inspired Molecule Helps Concrete Resist Freeze Damage
'Supernova Slice' Simulates Blasts of Dying Stars
Old Seaweed Reveals Secret of Monterey Sardine History
Rare Fossil Reveals Cicada Entombed in Opal
Rapid Heat-Stress Test Identifies Resilient Corals
Science Pinpoints Global Metal Deposit Locations
Strongest Evidence Yet Shows Air Pollution Kills
Poem: The Warped Side of Our Universe
How Speech-Recognition Software Discriminates against Minority Voices
Graphic Science
Lead Pollution Reflects Dramatic World Events
The Science of Health
Deadly Spread of Some Cancers May Be Driven by a Common Mouth Microbe
Racism and Sexism in Science Haven't Disappeared
Anti Gravity
A Quick Look at Underpaid Female Docs, Unethical Ethicists and Frogs with Intestinal Fortitude
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: October 2020
The Surprising Origins of Chemotherapy and Other New Science Books
The Science Agenda
Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden
From the Editor
COVID-19 Dreams, Synchronicity and Visitors from Another Solar System
Readers Respond to the June 2020 Issue