A recent study has found that we do not tend to hold individual members of a group responsible for their individual actions. Christie Nicholson reports
Without technology to capture CO2 and store it safely and permanently, climate change cannot be constrained
The report stresses the importance of stricter guidelines for the release of lunar materials to researchers, and more meticulous inventory procedures
The finding is likely to shape how the U.S. regulates and develops natural gas resources across the eastern Appalachians
People who don't careor don't need to carewhat others think of them show how crucial reputation is to civilization. Understanding it could reduce crime, improve ethical behavior and rein in Wall Street excesses...
Scientists develop way to forecast worst-case tremor scenario.
Two teams of scientists have independently constructed a deadly strain of flu. Some say the results should never be published
Pressure to reduce government spending is intensifying, whereas demand for services provided by agencies such as NOAA is at an all-time high
The decrease may be a result of recent takedowns of two botnets disarmed by the FBI earlier this year
The long-term goal is to print a functioning spacecraft in a seemingly weightless environment
Ocean and climate scientist Eelco Rohling talks with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about updated calculations of sea-level rise as a function of climate change
Augumented-reality apps uncover the hidden reality all around you
Don't trust your instincts about free will or consciousness, experimental philosophers say
Species attempt to remain in their thermometric comfort zone, but climate change is far outpacing the rate at which they can adapt. Karen Hopkin reports
New genetic profiles of bedbugs help to explain how they have spread, and how inbreeding has helped them flourish
The latest research shows that climate talks must lead to more aggressive action to avoid the catastrophic effects of global warming
Two recommended tactics--improving physical activity in schools and spending more to provide healthier school lunches--are uncommon in the U.S.
Nations are racing to establish marine protected areas, but it's not clear whether many are living up to the name.
Wealthy nations have reduced contributions to global research and treatment programmes.
The job of saving humanity from extinction currently falls to no one. NASA and other organizations should take it on