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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Scientific American Fan

When the famed astrophysicist needed to select a college, he turned to the pages of Scientific American for help. Years later, our profile about him turned out to be his favorite.

August 27, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun, Lee Billings and Benjamin Meyers

Flavor of the Ray--Snagging the Mysterious Neutrino

It takes a lot to stop an unstoppable subatomic particle. Art McDonald, co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, describes how he detected elusive neutrinos that were born in the center of the sun and change characteristics during their journeys.This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labelled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission. 

September 28, 2016 — Nature Video

How Physicists Trapped Photons in a Box

Physicist and Nobelist Serge Haroche describes using a mirrored box to trap photons  to spy on them as they bounce around inside.This Nature Video was produced with support from Mars, Incorporated. All Nature Video content is editorially independent of sponsors, unless explicitly labelled as promotional content. It is reproduced here by permission.

September 26, 2016 — Nature Video

An Octopus That Can "See" with Its Skin

The skin of one type of California octopus can sense light and camouflage itself without signals from the eyes and brain.

May 28, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron, Benjamin Meyers and Eliene Augenbraun

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Why We Need Our Zzzs

Vital for Memory, Mood and More