Plastic pollution, including tiny bits known as microplastic, permeate the environment, posing a threat to human and planetary health
What we don’t know, why we don’t know it, and where we go from here
Berlin conference spotlights world-shaping science
How high economic inequality negatively impacts nearly every aspect of human well-being—as well as the health of the biosphere
After years of research, therapies tailored to the genomes of individual patients are reaching maturity
Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world - a special report produced by Scientific American in collaboration with the World Economic Forum
As Ebola outbreaks occur again and again, the scramble for answers and medications is ongoing
How smart urban planning and design can help people and the planet
How emerging diseases in a changing world jeopardize public health, and what can be done
In honor of International Women’s Day, 2018, our latest coverage of women at the forefront of science
Discover the physics of snowboarding, curling and skating, get inside the minds of athletes, and explore all things Olympics
Students across the U.S. are in jeopardy, but smart policies can help schools
The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts
Millions of people will view this spectacular event in person. Will you be one of them?
The debate over so-called "net neutrality" has raged for more than a decade between tech entrepreneurs and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who deliver digital content to our computers and mobile devices...
Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?
Efforts to harness the power of toxic chemicals and deadly organisms have been at the core of chemical and biological attacks throughout history. This package chronicles such incidents before and after Syria's recent alleged chemical weapon attack on civilians outside Damascus...
What to expect for climate change, health care, technology and more under the new administration
On Tuesday, nine states will be voting on whether to legalize pot for medical or recreational use. Here’s the latest on the research and controversy of marijuana
With hurricane season upon us, dig into the science of monster storms and weird weather with this collection of articles
Governmental manipulation of news; scientists who won't speak about their work; and research the public never sees
The writings of H. G. Wells—born in 1866—launched a genre and inspired the iconic Star Trek series, 50 years old today. Dig in to all things sci-fi in this collection of articles...
We have changed the world irrevocably and may soon transform ourselves as a species. Here's a status report on the human experiment
Will better training and coaching lead to new records, or do drugs and technology determine the score? Explore the science of the Games with these articles