We support the latest versions of the following browsers, set to accept all cookies:
First, please make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge. Update if necessary.
- Open the Microsoft Edge.
- Click on the More actions button on the toolbar, and select Settings.
- Search for View advanced settings and click on it.
- Under Cookies section, select to either Don't block cookies (default), Block only third party cookies.
- Restart Edge.
If you have a subscription, or if you purchased an issue here at ScientificAmerican.com, you can access the content right here online. You can also download issues or articles included with your subscription or digital purchase to save on your computer or device. In addition to material published in our issues, ScientificAmerican.com offers free access to blogs, videos, and other web-only content.
Click on the magnifying glass symbol in the top of the page toolbar on ScientificAmerican.com to begin your search.
Simply click the “Forgot password” link on the login screen. Then enter your email address and click on “Send me reset email”. You will receive an email with instructions to reset your password. Check your spam folder if you do not find this email in your inbox.
Where your browser places downloads is up to you and how you configure your browser. Please consult the help desk of your browser to find out how to configure or change where your downloads go.
Not every article on ScientificAmerican.com offers a forum for making comments. Where a comments forum is offered, we ask that you follow our Community Guidelines. These guidelines apply to articles on our site as well as our social media pages.
Scientific American reserves the right to delete comments and revoke commenting privileges from the site and social media pages without notice.
Letters to the Editor can be sent in an email, or to the following address:
Letters to the Editor
1 New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004