Welcome to the 21st century, where robots are doing geology on other worlds! In this edition we're exploring Mars's rich geologic history—and finding potential signs of microbial life
USGS geologist Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction chronicles the cataclysmic May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Join us for nail-biting survivors' stories and explosive volcanic action!
It's the 316th anniversary of the 1700 Cascadia megathrust earthquake and tsunami!
Let's talk disaster! A few geological disaster-related items have come across my newsfeeds lately. Discover why dictators need geologists, and which volcanoes might be out to get you.
A fascinating "slow earthquake" along the Cascadia subduction zone reveals more about the different ways Earth moves
Let's end 2015 with a bang! And happily, this time, everybody lives
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! At this time of the year, many of us think a lot about gifts. Here's one gift you'll never forget!
Whether your Earth science-adoring loved one has been gnaughty or gneiss this year, I've got lots of gifts on this list that they won't take for granite! These gifts were hand-selected with the last-minute shopper in mind. You don't even have to leave home to make the holidays rock!
Live-Blogging Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction VII: The Difference Between Life and Death Is Luck
Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction tells the stories of the folks who survived the cataclysmic May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount Saint Helens. In this edition we learn that the key to survival is often pure chance, combined with a little savy, courageous search and rescue teams, and skilled medical care
I've made you a list and checked it twice! If you're shopping for science books for people on your list, these summaries and reviews should help you pick some titles that will earn you Best Gift Ever awards.
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mindRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
The many facets of science photographyRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
News and research about endangered species from around the worldRead
Giving science a seat at the tableRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiologyRead
MIND Guest Blog
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific American MindRead
Not bad science
New discoveries in animal behavior and cognitionRead
STAFFOpinion, arguments & analyses from the editors of Scientific AmericanRead
More than wires - exploring the connections between energy, environment, and our livesRead
Blogging At The Intersection Of Psych and Pop CultureRead
Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
Take an animal degreeRead
STAFFIllustrating science since 1845Read
The art of science and the science of art.Read
STAFFA science blog, sans blagueRead
Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinctRead
The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
The Urban Scientist
A hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology & diversity in the sciencesRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read