On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine, Scientific American frequent contributor Charles Q. Choi traveled to the site and snapped these haunting images...
Maps and on-the-ground views reveal the aftermath and its extent
Take visual tour through the scientific phenomena at work in the kitchen—and explore the new world of high-tech, science-inspired cuisine
2011 Lemelson-M.I.T. Student Inventor Prizes Offer a Glimpse of the Future in Medical and Security Screening Tech [Slide Show]
Automatic gear shifting for safer and more efficient wheelchairs; a technique for harnessing terahertz spectroscopy; "humanized" lab mice; and cheaper, more accurate malaria testing--meet this year's crop of Lemelson-M.I.T...
More images from the labs of neuroscientists
Field work on remote Pacific islands reveals answers
Without the flourishing of science in Muslim lands in the past, the modern world might not have algorithms or algebra
New thermal plant uses a greenhouse to make solar steam cheap
The history of the battle between creationist and evolutionary theories in the classroom
Having tested their mettle in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, automated sea gliders are deployed in polar-opposite conditions to investigate short-lived phytoplankton blooms...