Globe skimmer dragonflies migrate more than 15,000 kilometers, breeding with the locals as they travel and creating an interrelated global population. A dragonfly from Japan may have more in common with Guyanese dragonflies, genetically speaking, than its own Japanese cousins...
There is a facial expression that needs no translation.
Human-caused ocean noises cause clams to clam up and lobsters to scurry for cover, which could wreak havoc with nutrient cycling.
Soar over Pluto’s seas, mountains, craters and volcanoes of ice in this montage of images released by NASA from the New Horizons encounter with the dwarf planet. Check out this article for details...
One way to take the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, out of the air is to concentrate and store it underground. Scientific American explains how one company plans to do it.
The universe is a noisy place, but we didn’t always have the right ears to hear the sounds—until now.
Thirty years after Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor No. 4 exploded, the building built around the site has reached the end of its expected life span. The New Safe Confinement is a gigantic steel arch that will fit over the old protective shell—the “sarcophagus” built by the Soviet Union soon after the explosion...
Voice-activated intelligent agents use pattern recognition to understand your words - but they do not always understand what you mean.
One species of ant turns out to have a lot in common with blue cheese and rotting coconuts.Photo courtesy: Antweb.org
Water plus rocks equal weird things – sometimes. Itacolumite is a rare sandstone riddled with tiny holes, leaving interlocking bits of mineral.
NASA has reached a major landmark in the construction of the powerful 6.5-meter James Webb Space Telescope
It turns out, these plants can count.
A junkyard full of old airplanes turns out to be an artist’s playground. Several companies exist to turn historic old aircraft parts into seating, tables, picture frames, book shelves and any other piece of furniture you might imagine...
Spot, DARPA's four-legged robotic pack mule, shows off nimbler moves and a quieter drive system than its predecessor.
After comparing the length of 20,000 scientific paper titles with the number of times other scientists cited them, researchers determined that brevity is best.
Juno team member William Kurth offers an exclusive tour of the instruments the spacecraft will use to study Jupiter's intense magnetic waves.Produced with support from Explore Scientific...
Street smarts and city slime give urban birds advantages over their country cousins.
Vegan bakers discovered chickpea juice acts like an egg white, putting meringues back on the menu.
Scientific American checked out what doctors and nurses do in order to stay safe while caring for highly infectious patients.
People who perceive a ball as an easier target are better at hitting it.