Stop blaming the bird for your turkey daze.
Some notes on our feathered and finned friends
Is Keeping Kosher Good for the Environment?
We run the numbers to see whether keeping kosher has any effect on your carbon footprint
Tiny Technology and Talking Turkey
In this episode, Scientific American's "SA 50" research leader of the year, MIT's Angela Belcher, discusses her work using viruses and other organisms to help create nanoelectronics. Animal behaviorist and turkey expert Richard Buchholz brings us up to date on some turkey science...
Eat, Exercise and Be Merry
Research shows that people who write down what they are grateful for may exercise more. Rachel Mahan reports
Taming the Wild Turkey
Turkey expert Richard Buchholz explains how the bird on your table Thursday is much different from the ones they had at the first Thanksgiving
For the Birds: A look at birds, habitat conservation and environmental economics
Ornithologist and conservation biologist Jeffrey Wells talks about birds and their roles as markers for environmental health. He also discusses the Boreal Forest, the Boreal Birdsong Initiative, the eBird research project (that you can assist) and his new book, The Birder's Conservation Handbook...
When the Virtual You Changes the Real You
Imagine a future where a digital you is influencing the real you; where a communicating clone can convince us to alter our decisions and behavior. Research underway at Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab has shown that our digital self can persuade our real self to exercise more...
Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women (And A Few Men)
In this episode, molecular biologist and journalist Trisha Gura discusses her new book, Lying In Weight, about eating disorders in adult, even elderly, women, as well as a small percentage of men...
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
What's the best way to get home for the holidays?
2008 Gadget Guide
ScientificAmerican.com presents some of this year's most exciting high-tech toys as well as gadgets to make the planet greener and inventions designed to deliver the most basic needs to developing countries...