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
What we're learning about the rules of attraction, from online dating to maintaing a healthy marriage
The mosquito-borne disease is spreading across the globe and has been linked to alarming birth defects and an autoimmune disease that can cause paralysis. Scientific American has been tracking the dengue-like illness since fall 2015
Pushed out of their homeland by war and drought, Syrians seek a better future abroad
This week, at an international summit in Washington D.C., scientists debated the use of easy new ways to alter human DNA, which could cure diseases but also literally change humanity. Scientific American reports from the front lines of the debate
World leaders at the U.N. climate conference are trying for the 21st time to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Here's how they can finally reach meaningful agreements