It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods
The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
A book entitled Discerning Experts explains why—and what can be done about it
Recent PostsSelect Topic
It is in our nature to be self-deficient. This applies initially, chronically and inalienably. Now those once self-evident truths are obscured by errors of biology defying individualism.Though the opposite is often said, no human has ever been “born alone” and survived...
Many North American cities don’t have subways, but that’s not stopping the Internet from imagining what mass transit would look like in some of America’s most car-centric metro areas.Albuquerque, New Mexico doesn’t have a subway system, but if it did, it might look like this:Designer Ben Byrne created the map, imagining his city joining the ranks of world class cities like New York City, Paris, and Seoul...
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...
Any evolutionary biologist will tell you that flight has evolved independently several times in the history of life on earth, but can they tell you how many times muscle leggings have evolved?...
Sci has a piece up at the Guardian today, talking about a recent flurry of news reports on beer and dopamine. Everyone, get read for MAJOR NEWS. Did you KNOW, that the TASTE of beer increases DOPAMINE!?!?!?Here's a hint...
Consumer genetic-testing companies report how much of one's DNA comes from archaic human species, but what do the results really mean?
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Waco explosion, climate change models, swimming sea cucumber, shrinking proton, and more.
- Ramez Naam - The Limits of the Earth–Part 2: Expanding the Limits - Samyukta Mullangi - A Vignette from Psychiatry - Kyle Hill - What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal About The Waco Explosion - Dana Hunter - The Cataclysm: “All of the Trees Seemed to Come Down at Once” - Melissa C...
The Best Illusion of the Year Contest is happy to announce the TOP TEN illusions of 2013!The 2013 Contest Gala will be on Monday, May 13th, in the Philharmonic Center of Arts (Naples Fl)...
Back in 2010, physicists were baffled by the results of an experiment to measure the radius of the proton using an exotic form of hydrogen. It was significantly smaller than expected: 0.00000000000003 millimeters smaller...
On Wednesday night a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, caught fire and exploded. The violent rupture shook the earth for miles around (the explosion was picked up by seismographs in Oklahoma), set fire to the surroundings, and collapsed nearby buildings...
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-beingRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
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
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiologyRead
Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
STAFFIllustrating science since 1845Read
STAFFA science blog, sans blagueRead
The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read