Skip to main content

Features

Landmark Alzheimer's Drug Approval Confounds Research Community
Medicine

Landmark Alzheimer's Drug Approval Confounds Research Community

Many scientists say there is not enough evidence that Biogen’s aducanumab is an effective therapy for the disease

By Asher Mullard and Nature magazine
'Ambiguous Loss' from Miami-Area Condo Collapse Makes Grieving Harder
Behavior

'Ambiguous Loss' from Miami-Area Condo Collapse Makes Grieving Harder

In a Q&A, loss expert Pauline Boss talks about coping with extreme uncertainty in the wake of a disaster

By Katherine Harmon Courage
How Did Neanderthals and Other Ancient Humans Learn to Count?
Evolution

How Did Neanderthals and Other Ancient Humans Learn to Count?

Archaeological finds suggest that people developed numbers tens of thousands of years ago. Scholars are now exploring the first detailed hypotheses about this life-changing invention

By Colin Barras and Nature magazine
Inspired by Chronic Illness, She Made Award-Winning Art about the Brain
Neuroscience

Inspired by Chronic Illness, She Made Award-Winning Art about the Brain

Scientific American presents the winner and honorable mentions of the 11th annual Art of Neuroscience contest

By Maddie Bender

Departments

  • From the Editor

    On Kindness and Grief

  • Illusions

    No Shrinking Violet

  • News

    Pupil Size Is a Marker of Intelligence

  • Neck-Zapping Gadget Reduced All-Nighter Fatigue in New Study

  • Injection of Light-Sensitive Proteins Restores Blind Man's Vision

  • How to Raise Kids Who Don't Grow Up to Be Jerks (or Worse)

  • News about Racial Violence Harms Black People's Mental Health

  • Gray Hair Can Return to Its Original Color--and Stress Is Involved, of Course

  • New Brain Implant Transmits Full Words from Neural Signals

  • It's Not You, It's COVID: Couples Who Blamed Pandemic for Tensions Stayed Happier

  • Opinion

    The Neuroscience of Taking Turns in a Conversation

  • Psychiatry Needs to Get Right with God

  • A New Mental Health Crisis Is Raging in Gaza

  • Science Should Not Try to Absorb Religion and Other Ways of Knowing

Purchase To Read More

Already purchased this issue? Sign In to Access
Select Format
Scroll To Top