Watch live at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 19, as host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson leads the 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, Selling Space, with a panel of entrepreneurs and space historians...
Science has long advanced in part due to its rejection of religion as it uncovered information inconvenient for believers and their institutions
Importing the incisor-toothed hydrologists from Canada to the southernmost tip of South America seemed like a good idea in 1946, but it wasn’t
The NFL not only publicly denied evidence that long-term brain damage could result from concussions suffered by its players, but worked to undercut it
If test plants succeed, waste methane could fuel vehicles—but the conversion may not offer much environmental benefit
Excessive handling of sharks, including riding, worries scientists and scuba-diving businesses
A forest of 78,000 turbines would have drastically reduced the winds and storm surges from hurricanes Katrina and Sandy
One of America’s first attempts at underground transportation was powered pneumatically, built covertly—and illegal
On a quest to make his brain work better, a writer delves into the evidence for why the world’s most notorious alkaloid may be the best bet for a true cognitive enhancer
A young science writer undertakes a quest to discover the underpinnings of what’s real in the universe through encounters with London rats and ontic structural realists
By combining traditional plant breeding with ever-faster genetic sequencing tools, researchers are making fruits and vegetables more flavorful, colorful, shapely and nutritious
The Planetary Lake Lander is testing autonomous exploration technologies for a future mission to Saturn’s most intriguing moon
SA examines emerging technologies that are almost here: Turn an ordinary table into a touch screen, monitor your kids’ whereabouts and place the power of 3-D printing in the palm of your hand—and there’s more...
The famous San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh figured out how to make football digital
Columbia University showcases "the planet's hottest climate science, and the people behind it"