Scientific American Magazine Vol 324 Issue 6

Scientific American

Volume 324, Issue 6

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These Alternative Economies Are Inspirations for a Sustainable World

Making peace with the biosphere will require building communities and relationships that are focused on protecting life—human and nonhuman

The World's Northernmost Town Is Changing Dramatically

Climate change is bringing tourism and tension to Longyearbyen on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

Are We Doing Enough to Protect Earth from Asteroids?

Are We Doing Enough to Protect Earth from Asteroids?

Scientists lost one of their best tools with the demise of the Arecibo telescope

Electrodes That Stimulate the Brain Reveal the Roots of Conscious Experience

Applying electric currents reveals the function of varying brain regions and helps to alleviate neurological disorders

Deadly Fungi Are the Newest Emerging Microbe Threat All Over the World

These pathogens already kill 1.6 million people every year, and we have few defenses against them

Bacteria in 100-Million-Year-Old Seafloor Sediment Have Been Resuscitated

Bacteria in 100-Million-Year-Old Seafloor Sediment Have Been Resuscitated

Could bacteria be effectively immortal?

Brood X Cicadas Are Emerging at Last

Brood X Cicadas Are Emerging at Last

The Great Eastern Brood has been underground for 17 years. Here’s what the insects have been up to down there


A Teenager with Autism Protects the Planet, a Tale of Love and Science, and Other New Books
Century-Old Textiles Woven from Fascinating Fungus
Methane Power Could Come from Lakes and Reservoirs
New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments
New Process Helps Unscramble Dinosaur Boneyard Chaos
In Case You Missed It
De-Ratting Rat Island Brought Silent Ecosystem Back to Life
New Technique Grows Realistic Bone in a Dish
Navigating a Virtual World Helped Older Adults' Memory
How Slime Molds Remember Where They Ate
Female Botanist Published the First Ever Photo Book
Some Deep-Sea Bacteria Are So Strange, Our Immune Sensors Miss Them
Readers Respond to the February 2021 Issue
The Reason Some Republicans Mistrust Science: Their Leaders Tell Them To
From the Editor
Do People Who Enjoy Science Have a High Tolerance for Disturbing Ideas?
The Science of Health
Fixing Medical Devices That Are Biased against Race or Gender
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: June 2021
The Science Agenda
Some Pandemic Health Habits Deserve to Stay
Graphic Science
How Human Space Launches Have Diversified
Poem: 'Turing and the Apple'
It's Wrong to Target Asian-American Scientists for Espionage Prosecution