February 26, 2018 Space & Physics Physicist Marcelo Gleiser muses over the paradoxes of scientific progress John Horgan June 3, 2019 Cognition Philosopher Christian List argues against reductionism and determinism in accounts of the mind... John Horgan October 22, 2018 Sex & Gender Biologists now think there is a larger spectrum than just binary female and male Claire Ainsworth and Nature magazine May 1, 2015 Cognition Our subjective experience of the world may be better explained as art than as illusion Nicholas Humphrey Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0515-64 Originally published as "Consciousness as Art" in Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 3 May 1, 2014 Neuroscience Communicating with patients who appear to lack consciousness is becoming a reality Adrian M. Owen Scientific American Volume 310, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican0514-52 Originally published as "Is Anybody in There?" in Scientific American Volume 310, Issue 5 February 4, 2009 The Sciences Scientific American Editor in Chief John Rennie talks about the content of the February issue, including naked singularities and the greenhouse hamburger. N.Y.U. journalism professor Jay Rosen discusses social media... Steve Mirsky August 1, 1950 Health The virus that causes the symptoms of poliomyelitis has a subtle relationship with man. Not all of its hosts are sick, which explains some curious aspects of its behavior David Bodian Scientific American Volume 183, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0850-22 May 1, 2019 Neuroscience Experiments in humans and animals have started to identify how violent behaviors begin in the brain R. Douglas Fields Scientific American Volume 320, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican0519-64 May 12, 2016 Space & Physics Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. (Dutton, 2016) Sean M. Carroll and Steve Mirsky November 7, 1914 The Sciences By Aide de Camp Xavier Sager, Special Correspondent of the Scientific American at the Front Scientific American Volume 111, Issue 19 10.1038/scientificamerican11071914-388 Originally published as "Letters from the Firing Line" in Scientific American Volume 111, Issue 19 September 2, 1893 The Sciences Camille Flammarion Scientific American Supplements Volume 36, Issue 922supp 10.1038/scientificamerican09021893-14737asupp August 11, 1917 The Sciences The Problem of Supplies and How It Is Being Handled by the Storage Committee "The supply divisions are vital to any military success." C. H. Claudy Scientific American Volume 117, Issue 6 10.1038/scientificamerican08111917-99 November 17, 1894 The Sciences Justus Gaule Scientific American Supplements Volume 38, Issue 985supp 10.1038/scientificamerican11171894-15745asupp July 27, 1861 The Sciences Scientific American Volume 5, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican07271861-54 Originally published as "Correspondence" in Scientific American Volume 5, Issue 4 November 1, 1933 Health T. Swann Harding Scientific American Volume 149, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1133-197 Originally published as "How Much Poison Can We Eat" in Scientific American Volume 149, Issue 5 January 1, 2014 Biology Newly recognized, adult ADHD threatens the success and well-being of 4 percent of adults. A combination of treatments can help the afflicted lead a more productive life Tim Bilkey, Craig Surman and Karen Weintraub Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0114-64 Originally published as "ADHD Grows Up" in Scientific American Mind Volume 25, Issue 1 November 6, 2012 In the early 1990s, a team of neuroscientists at the University of Parma made a surprising discovery: Certain groups of neurons in the brains of macaque monkeys fired not only when a monkey performed an action – grabbing an apple out of a box, for instance – but also when the monkey watched someone else performing that action; and even when the monkey heard someone performing the action in another room.In short, even though these “mirror neurons” were part of the brain's motor system, they seemed to be correlated not with specific movements, but with specific goals.Over the next few decades, this “action understanding” theory of mirror neurons blossomed into a wide range of promising speculations... Ben Thomas July 8, 1882 The Sciences Scientific American Supplements Volume 14, Issue 340supp 10.1038/scientificamerican07081882-5416supp March 1, 1982 The Sciences The banality of I.Q., the domestication of animals and a definition of physics Philip Morrison Scientific American Volume 246, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0382-30 Originally published as "Books" in Scientific American Volume 246, Issue 3 August 8, 1896 The Sciences Third Prize, won by “Investigator” (George M. Hopkins) Scientific American Supplements Volume 42, Issue 1075supp 10.1038/scientificamerican08081896-17187bsupp Support Science Journalism
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