Scientific American Magazine Vol 326 Issue 6

Scientific American

Volume 326, Issue 6

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How Mammals Conquered the World after the Asteroid Apocalypse

They scurried in the shadows of dinosaurs for millions of years until a killer space rock created a new world of evolutionary opportunity

How the Brain 'Constructs' the Outside World

Neural activity probes your physical surroundings to select just the information needed to survive and flourish

U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up

Paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children’s brain development and prospects for a better future

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Are Finally Coming into Focus

Twenty years after their initial detection, enigmatic blasts from the sky are starting to deliver tentative answers, as well as plenty of science


Innovations In
People Who Are Making Health Care More Fair
Tuberculosis Is the Oldest Pandemic, and Poverty Makes It Continue
Discrimination Is Breaking People's Hearts
Mental Health Care Should Be Available for All, Not a Luxury
HIV Care Has Improved Dramatically--But Not for Everyone
The Urgent Need to Improve Health Equity
Science Still Doesn't Understand How Our Sex Affects Our Health
Science News Briefs from around the World: June 2022
AI Can Predict Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space
Common Drugs Pollute Rivers on Every Continent
Insights from Pregnancy Could Help Fight Cancer
How Parachute Frogs Took to the Sky
Redwoods Grow Weird Leaves to Suck Water from Air
Acne Inflammation Discovery Could Lead to New Treatments
Marine Microbe Lures Prey into Custom Slime Traps
New 'Ionogels' Are Tough, Stretchable and Easy to Make
See Crystals Form a Mesmerizing World of Microscopic Landscapes
Researchers Made a New Message for Extraterrestrials
The Science of Health
Your Body May Be Able to Repair Its Arthritic Joints with Help from Drugs or Surgery
Readers Respond to the February 2022 Issue
Predatory Journals That Publish Shoddy Research Put People's Lives at Risk
Graphic Science
How Skin Cancer Rates Vary across the Globe
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: June 2022
A Playbook for Science Denial, 'Scientific Phallocracy' in the Animal Kingdom, and More
From the Editor
Mammals' Perseverance, Fast Radio Bursts and Health Justice
Poem: 'Vaulted Seeds,' after the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
The Science Agenda
To Prevent Nuclear Annihilation, Resume Negotiations Immediately
There Is Nothing Normal about One Million People Dead from COVID
Mind Matters
Most of Us Combine Personality Traits from Different Genders