Scientific American editor Steve Mirsky floated down the Colorado River with experts, who shared what they saw along the walls of this natural wonder.
The National Center for Science Education initiated Project Steve in 2003 to count scientists named Steve (or Stephanie) who accept evolution, in response to lists of anti-evolution PhDs. The long-running effort, also a tribute to Stephen Jay Gould, crowned its thousandth Steve, a proxy for approximately 100,000 scientists, at last week's AAAS meeting. Steve Mirsky reports
Helen Branswell talks about pandemic flu with Steve Mirsky
What it sounded like as Juno got the final go-aheads to launch for Jupiter. Steve Mirsky reports
Scientific American editor Steve Ashley talks about the future of fresh water and the steps we can take to ensure that we all have potable water in the years ahead. Steve Mirsky reports
November 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Mariner 3, America’s first mission to Mars, which was lost in space. Steve Mirsky reports
The Elephant Listening Project, associated with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is recording thousands of hours of forest elephant vocalizations. Steve Mirsky reports
Some sounds from the Rosetta Mission team today after they succeeded in landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Steve Mirsky reports
Should Ebola continue to crop up in the U.S., having fewer people coming to emergency rooms with the similar symptoms of flu will help the public health system respond. Steve Mirsky reports
New MacArthur Fellow Pamela Long studies the scientific revolution as a result of the interactions of academics and hands-on infrastructure engineers in the 15th and 16th centuries. Steve Mirsky reports
Inflammation helps promote healing. But chronic inflammation can play a role in various diseases, and researchers are beginning to appreciate that inflammation may help tumors grow and spread. Anti-inflammatory medications could be the next wave of cancer drugs. Steve Mirsky reports.
At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2009 chemistry laureate Thomas Steitz recalled the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge in the 1960s, and how informal conversations helped nurture great science. Steve Mirsky reports
At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany, Edmond Fischer noted that researchers used to seek factors behind known phenomena, a situation often reversed today. Steve Mirsky reports
A new fossil find of a giant version of today's armadillos shows that the high country of Chile was once low-lying grassland. Steve Mirsky explains. With reporting by Harvey Black.
A consortium of scientific societies wants the scientific community to get more involved in science education, including evolution--before it's too late. Steve Mirsky reports.
Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Reiss share the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for their observations that type Ia supernovae indicate that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Steve Mirsky reports
The latest episode of NOVA is a two-hour examination of the 2005 Dover, PA, intelligent design-evolution trial. Steve Mirsky reports. See pbs.org/nova/id
The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Daniel Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for the discovery of quasicrystals--infinite, non-repeating ordered materials. Steve Mirsky reports
ScientificAmerican.com's Larry Greenemeier talks about your privacy and the threats to it. See our privacy package online at SciAm.com, as well as the September special single-topic issue of Scientific American. Steve Mirsky reports
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath for studies of the protein-manufacturing ribosome, with implications for antibiotic development. Steve Mirsky reports