Leaks are surprisingly common in aging urban underground pipe networks
Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist at Arizona State University, answers an age-old question.
Pressure that built up within a muscle, nerve and blood vessel group in the forearm of the longtime CNN and PBS science correspondent threatened both life and limb
The virtual currency’s once largest exchange, Mt. Gox, has abruptly shut down. A bitcoin expert explains the potential impact
Emily Rice, astrophysics researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, answers question submitted to Scientific American's Space Lab channel.
Microsoft Research head Peter Lee talks about keeping his team—about 1 percent of the company’s workforce—focused on the big picture
Competitions spur creativity and promise tangible results to address some of the world’s biggest problems
As a platform to help with decision-making, Watson has a lot to learn—which is exactly the point
An M.I.T. lab is tweaking the idea of 3-D printing with the help of smart materials that continue to change even after they leave the printer
Thailand is considering legalizing kratom as a safer alternative for meth addicts, and U.S. researchers are studying its potential to help opiate abusers kick the habit without withdrawal side effects. Is that a good thing?