Scientific American Magazine Vol 329 Issue 1

Scientific American

Volume 329, Issue 1

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Do Insects Feel Joy and Pain?

Insects have surprisingly rich inner lives—a revelation that has wide-ranging ethical implications

Brain Waves Synchronize when People Interact

The minds of social species are strikingly resonant

Parrots Are Taking Over the World

Smart, adaptable and loud, parrots are thriving in cities far outside their native ranges

Found: Giant Freshwater Deposits Hiding under the Sea

Researchers are discovering freshwater reservoirs below the coastal seafloor that might someday save dry regions from drought

Extreme Heat Is Deadlier Than Hurricanes, Floods and Tornadoes Combined

When dangerous heat waves hit cities, better risk communication could save lives

Pebbles from an Asteroid Are about to Be Delivered to Earth, and It's Totally Awesome

The OSIRIS-REx mission will return samples from the asteroid Bennu that could rewrite our solar system’s history

Climate-Friendly Cocktail Recipes Go Light on Ice

It takes a lot of water and energy to make negronis, manhattans and margaritas. Could we do with less ice?

What New Evidence from the Wuhan Market Tells Us about COVID's Origins

Recently released data from samples of the COVID-causing virus SARS-CoV-2 at the market where many early cases of the disease occurred suggest animals were present but stop short of proving that they were infected and transmitted the virus to humans

Watch Out: Tornado Alley Is Migrating Eastward

Tornado outbreaks are moving from Texas and Oklahoma toward Tennessee and Kentucky, where people may not be prepared


How Wasted Food Turns into Huge Amounts of Greenhouse Gas
Art May Be in the Body of the Beholder
Humans Can Spot Tiny Numerical Differences
Did Earth's Water Come from Meteorites?
Discovery of Elusive 'Einstein' Tile Raises More Questions Than It Answers
New Robot Hand Works by Feel, Not Sight
Science News Briefs from around the World: July/August 2023
Munching Bugs Gave the First Mammals an Edge
Electric Bandages Heal Wounds That Won't Close, Animal Study Shows
This Quantum Fluid Freezes When Heated
See an Amazingly Detailed Map of the Fruit Fly Brain
How 'Zombie' Fires Rise from the Dead in Spring
Why Primates (Including Humans) Love to Spin Ourselves around until We All Fall Down
Poems: 'The Southern Lights at –50° Fahrenheit' and 'Lake Vostok'
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: July 2023
Today's Deep-Sea Explorers Are Mineral Miners and Ultrawealthy Hobbyists
The Science Agenda
Kids Need More Places to Play, Not Fat Shaming
Readers Respond to the March 2023 Issue
The Science of Health
Adjusting Your Body Clock May Stave Off Cancer
Hope for Ending Gun Violence Is Not Enough--We Need Fury
From the Editor
Inside the Minds of People, Parrots and Bees
Mind Matters
New Research Points to Causes for Brain Disorders with No Obvious Injury
I Gave ChatGPT an IQ Test. Here's What I Discovered
The Universe
Our Sun Was Born in a Stellar Family Far, Far from Here
Graphic Science
Wealthy Countries Have Blown Through Their Carbon Budgets
How Mathematics Can Predict--And Help Prevent--The Next Pandemic