Scientific American Magazine Vol 326 Issue 4

Scientific American

Volume 326, Issue 4

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Are Telescopes the Only Way to Find Dark Matter?

If the invisible matter does not appear in experiments or particle colliders, we may have to find it in space

How Migrating Birds Use Quantum Effects to Navigate

New research hints at the biophysical underpinnings of their ability to use Earth’s magnetic field lines to find their way to their breeding and wintering grounds

Women Are Creating a New Culture for Astronomy

A new generation of scientists are challenging the biased, hierarchical status quo

Jerusalem Archaeology Modernizes but Runs into Ancient Problems

A new generation of scholars working in the Holy Land remain haunted by scripture and riven by modern politics

To Revive a River, Restore Its Liver

Radical reconstruction in Seattle is bringing nearly dead urban streams back to productive life

The Father of Modern Neuroscience Discovered the Basic Unit of the Nervous System

Modern brain science as we know it began with the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, whose creative thought sprang from memories of a childhood spent in the preindustrial Spanish countryside

Spark Creativity with Thomas Edison's Napping Technique

Waking yourself from the twilight state just before sleep may help you to solve a challenging problem, a study shows


50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: April 2022
Poem: 'Schrödinger's Cat'
Ancient Molecule Helps Bacteria Untangle Genetic Activity
This Tiny Tube Is Why Grass Is Everywhere
Tiny Antennas Made from DNA Light Up Protein Activity
Science News Briefs from around the World: April 2022
Backward-Flowing Rivers Can Destabilize Ice Shelves
Tiny Flier 'Swims' through the Air at Superspeed
Space Archaeology Takes Off
Toxic Algae Plagued Ancient Maya Civilization
Ultrathin Nets Catch Overlooked Bats
Egyptian Mummy Reunited with Intricate Nesting Coffins
New Charging Technique Puts Crumbling Batteries Back Together
See the Bizarre Fruiting Bodies of Slime Molds
60 Years after Silent Spring Warned Us, Birds--and Humanity--Are Still in Trouble
From the Editor
Bird Navigation, Dark Matter, Biblical Archaeology, and More
Grayscale Lives in a Future Pandemic, Surveilling Memory, Saving Coral Reefs, and More
The Science of Health
A Wave of New Cancer Treatments Challenges Community Oncologists to Keep Up
The Science Agenda
Why We Must Protect Voting Rights
Readers Respond to the December 2021 Issue
Graphic Science
Colonialism Casts a Shadow on Fossil Science
Mind Matters
Personality Type, as well as Politics, Predicts Who Shares Fake News
Marine Oxygen Levels Are the Next Great Casualty of Climate Change