Wireless Data Blaster
Radio's oldest technology is providing a new way for portable electronics to transmit large quantities of data rapidly without wires.
The Mammals That Conquered the Seas
Using recently discovered fossils and DNA analyses, scientists are at last unraveling the mysterious evolutionary history of whales
Rethinking Green Consumerism
Buying "green" products isn't enough to save biodiversity in the tropics. A plan for marketing conservation services may be the answer
Journey to the Farthest Planet
Scientists are finally preparing to send a spacecraft to Pluto
and the Kuiper Belt, the last unexplored region of our planetary system.
Tabletop lasers focus light with the power of 1,000 Hoover Dams onto a tiny point for applications from physics and fusion research to medicine
Atherosclerosis: The New View
A long-held idea about how atherosclerosis develops has been overturned, offering clues to fighting this deadly disease
The Skeptical Environmentalist Replies
Recently Scientific American published "Misleading Math about the Earth," a series of essays that critized Bj¿rn Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist. Here Lomborg offers his rebuttal.