The contamination of drinking water was a public health disaster, but children who were exposed can still be helped
A network of basins and wells, designed by geologists, can channel storm runoff into natural underground vaults before it vanishes into the sea
Flint Water Study investigator Marc Edwards tells Scientific American how the city's water got so toxic
Though constitutionally outlawed, atomic energy is ripe for development in the central European country
The latest in ProPublica's “Killing the Colorado” series looks at how, despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona still miscount their water supplies
Recently the United Nations warned that the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water by 2030 unless countries dramatically cut consumption.
It's almost barbeque season, which means that for many of us it's just about time to break out the mesquite. But mesquite isn't all that popular when it isn't providing a nice, smoky flavor to our burgers and chicken.
A swim with sewage aims to call attention to cleaning the Gowanus Canal, and other polluted waters in the U.S.
The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted.
As a middle school student in Tallahassee, Florida, Kelly Caylor built a weather balloon for the science fair. Decades later, he's distributing high-tech environmental sensors, or "pods," throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
The delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) may be all but extinct in the wild, but it turns out that hope is not quite lost for this controversial California fish.
Are we about to witness the extinction of the controversial delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus)? The most recent survey for the tiny fish, over which decades of battles over water rights have been fought, counted just four females and two males.
Artists have long used odd things in their work – Marcel Duchamp’s urinal on a pedestal comes to mind – but even when unusual ingredients are less obvious, they can be present.
More than a century ago, New York City's East River would freeze over every few decades, creating major issues for commuters who relied on ferries for access to Manhattan from the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
When I lived in Tucson a few years back, I often wondered why a city even existed there. Modern Tucson is completely dry, save a few artificial ponds propped up for the golfing set.
Wallets, wreckage and digital coin. Before the new year appears, let's look at some of the most important technology stories Scientific American covered over the past 12 months.
In the Enuma Elish, a Babylonian epic that recounts the creation of the world, the heavens and the Earth emerge from a primordial abyss of brackish water
So much good scienceart on display… where to begin!? EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION LIFE: Magnified June – November 2014 Gateway Gallery Between Concourse C and the AeroTrain C-Gates station Washington Dulles International Airport Washington, D.C.
With cold and flu season upon us and cooler weather increasingly pushing us indoors, it’s time to remind ourselves how to stay healthy.
Flaming tap water comes from bad wells, and not the drinking-water kind. Folks who live closest to natural gas wells in Pennsylvania suffer ill health.