The Ising model, now almost a century old, shows how natural systems can behave in related ways
Droplets filled with nanoparticles behave just like bar magnets
Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon.
A gravity-defying science project from Science Buddies
The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An analysis of the 2019 edition of the Major League baseball points to reasons why it's leaving ballparks at a record rate.
A new study finds observational evidence of Klein tunneling, a strange phenomenon that enables particles to pass through even the toughest barriers
Although meant to study merging supermassive black holes, the European Space Agency’s LISA mission might also discover hundreds of worlds around white dwarf stars
We take you inside a single fireworks shell to show you how it all works. If you want to glimpse more than just the inner workings of one fireworks shell, you should check out this post by the SA Visuals team on its long, explosive history inside the pages of Scientific American ...
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American
For the first time, astronomers have pinpointed the location of a nonrepeating fast radio burst, and the result defies expectations
A submerged science activity from Science Buddies
Wheat plants' leaves repel water, which creates the perfect conditions for dew droplets to catapult off the leaves—taking pathogenic spores for the ride. Christopher Intagliata reports...
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Canada to Kenya, including one about how humans thousands of years ago in what is now Argentina butchered and presumably ate giant ground sloths...
Quantum computers are improving at a doubly exponential rate
A stormy science project from Science Buddies
Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach
A pressure-filled science project from Science Buddies
A curvy activity from Science Buddies
Murray Gell-Mann, 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physics who identified the quark, died May 24th.