In an experiment pitting cotton against wool, two socks battle for the title of warmth heavyweight.
Neurons in the brain fire in sync to music. Musical training may enhance this ability, and perhaps some other skills.
This generation of VR is cheaper and more accessible than its predecessors. Some of it is even driven by smartphones. Click here for even more information.
Pets and people shed clouds of microbes as unique and personal as their fingerprints, but the clouds can change over time.
It takes a lot of brain power – and many parts of the brain - to fully give thanks.
All it takes is a magnet and knowing where to look.
New measurements of Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, indicate that it had a very complicated genesis.
In his new book, the founding executive director of the Planetary Society contends that humans will make it to Mars, but robots will go much farther.
Ian Agol is a University of California mathematician who was awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work on 3-D topology. He shares a special joke about how topologists view breakfast...
Voice-activated intelligent agents use pattern recognition to understand your words - but they do not always understand what you mean.
Using a magnetic field, researchers could trick migratory birds to turn in the wrong direction before takeoff.
A video tracked the snap of a model Apatosaurus tail at more than 1,285 kph.
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.
Scientific American checked out what doctors and nurses do in order to stay safe while caring for highly infectious patients.
Moving their tongues may help babies understand new languages.
About a quarter of China's carbon emissions are due to the manufacture and transport of goods destined for elsewhere.
Spoiler alert: Sometimes "the great is the enemy of the good."
Scientists dissected dust bunnies from across the country and found some interesting patterns; their work will help allergy sufferers and forensic scientists
Scientists use a genetic technique to illuminate neurons in up to 90 different colors.For more on this, check out “The Brainbow Connection,” a photo essay by Diana Kwon and Liz Tormes in the latest issue of Scientific American MIND ...
When the Air Force needs to fly their fuel-hungry fighter jets across oceans and continents without landing, they rely on flying gas stations like the KC-10 Extender tanker to keep them aloft...