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. Scientific American takes a look at the FCC's proposed plans and clarifies what’s at stake for internet users.
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
In the 20 years since Dolly the sheep’s birth, the still controversial technology is making advances. These articles cover the latest developments
Ten technologies that showcase the power of innovation to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard our planet
All you need to know about the ripples in spacetime detected by LIGO
Gun-control laws and ownership restrictions are changing but clearly remain insufficient to bring our rates of gun deaths down to levels found in nearly all other developed countries
Beyond chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, doctors are uncovering new ways to harness the power of the patient’s immune system to combat cancer
From the psychology of violent extremism to cracking encrypted communications, counterterrorism efforts rely on the latest scientific research