Our In-Depth Report commemorates the Hubble Space Telescope's unprecedented 25 years in orbit
Derailments, fires and crashes continue as the U.S.’s rail infrastructure decays and technology solutions lie fallow
What causes tremors? What makes them stop? Can they be predicted? Are our buildings as safe as they can be?
Five years after BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, effects linger but recovery has begun
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the most geologically interesting objects in the solar system
7 stories on ways that nanomedicine is revolutionizing healthcare
As March Madness wraps up, here's a guide what science says about basketball from bracket choices to injury prevention
The first five digits of pi, 3.1415, is being celebrated on March 14, 2015, with a day for math fun, circular logic and, of course, pie eating
Revelations about microbes in the gut are shaking the foundations of medicine and nutrition
A look back at the evolving impact of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl
Whether you want to conquer bad habits or build a healthier routine, you can learn how to pick and stick to any goal
The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas kicked off a year that promises to broaden the scope of Internet-connected gadgets and deliver new ways of interacting with smartphones, automobiles and other devices...
A flow of ideas to stop the bleeding
10 problem-solving, planet-improving, lifesaving advances set to drive progress in the years ahead
Forget about eating braaains—there's no coming back from the dead. But it's possible for minds to be taken over
In October 2004 paleontologists announced a new human species called Homo floresiensis . Ever since then debate has raged on whether it truly is a new species or merely a diseased Homo sapiens...
Cancer is not just one disease; it is many.The latest advances in genetics, immunology and cellular biology are paving the way to better treatments (and perhaps even a few cures) for all of them
The brain's inner GPS, blue LEDs and a super-high resolution microscopy technique were the discoveries that took the prestigious honors this year
State of the World's Science 2014
Gardner entertained and challenged generations of mathematicians and puzzlers. The offerings here give a taste of the man and how he made mathematics fun.
Promiscuity, polygamy, monogamy—over the course of millions of years, humans and their primate relatives have tried nearly every possible mating arrangement
The remarkable, seven-million-year story of us
The death of actor Robin Williams has raised questions about creativity, bipolar disorder and possible new treatments against profound despair
Steady, sufficient investments in basic research are necessary to ensure the continued success of the U.S. in the future, four expert witnesses, including Scientific American ’s editor in chief, testified to Congress...
Thirty-seven Nobel laureates in physiology or medicine meet with 600 young researchers from around the world at Germany's Lindau Island on Lake Constance from June 29 to July 4 to discuss challenges to global health and medical research...