Scientific American Magazine Vol 328 Issue 4

Scientific American

Volume 328, Issue 4

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Quantum Physics Falls Apart without Imaginary Numbers

Imaginary numbers—the square roots of negative numbers—are an inescapable part of quantum theory, a study shows

Leopards Are Living among People. And That Could Save the Species

For leopards to survive, we must learn to live with them

The Little-Known Origin Story behind the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics

In 1949 physicist Chien-Shiung Wu devised an experiment that documented evidence of entanglement. Her findings have been hidden in plain sight for more than 70 years

Fixing the Hated Open-Design Office

Open-office designs create productivity and health problems. New insights from Deaf and autistic communities could fix them

No One Knows How the Biggest Animals on Earth--Baleen Whales--Find Their Food

How do giant filter-feeding whales find their tiny prey? The answer could be key to saving endangered species

What an Endless Conversation with Werner Herzog Can Teach Us about AI

An AI-generated conversation between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek is definitely entertaining, but it also illustrates the crisis of misinformation beginning to befall us


This Microbe Withstands an Incredible Range of Pressures
Dogs Can Carry Mutant Flu Strains
Science News Briefs from around the World: April 2023
Strange Material Breaks a Classic Rule of Physics
Stone Age Animal Urine Could Solve a Mystery about Technological Development
Scientists Create the Smallest-Ever Moving Cell
What the First Lung Delivered by Drone Means for Transplant Science
How Magnetic Fields Control Galactic Growth
Oyster Mushroom Venom Kills Roundworms--So the Mushrooms Can Feast
First 'Vagina-on-a-Chip' Will Help Researchers Test Drugs
Scientists Fire Lasers at the Sky to Control Lightning
Graphic Science
The Science of Melting Chocolate
Readers Respond to the December 2022 Issue
From the Editor
The Best Habitats for Whales, Leopards and Office Workers
Landslides Kill and Hurt Thousands, but Science Largely Ignores These Disasters
The Science Agenda
Use Nature as Infrastructure
A Sightseeing Tour of the Universe, Mutated Underground Creatures, Boy Raised by Forest Androids, Gigantic Fish, Perfume's Vitality
The Science of Health
Telehealth Is Proving to be a Boon to Cancer and Diabetes Care
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: April 2023
Poem: 'Extravehicular Activity'
The U.S. Could Help Solve Its Poverty Problem with a Universal Basic Income
Mind Matters
Kindness Can Have Unexpectedly Positive Consequences
FBI Takes Down Hive Criminal Ransomware Group
The Universe
Volcanic Activity on Mars Upends Red Planet Assumptions