With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote medical consultation seems like a no-brainer—but it’s not that simple
The pandemic is putting enormous stress on all of us but especially on health care workers and other specific groups
President Trump misspoke in a recent press conference: there are no approved treatments
Recent PostsSelect Topic
Nuclear power may have saved 1.8 million lives otherwise lost to fossil fuels, may save up to 7 million more.
Nuclear power is often promoted as a low-carbon source that mitigates fossil fuel emissions and the resulting health damage and deaths caused by air pollution.
From the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary. Credit: Wikimedia When an avalanche tears down a mountain, a revealing, if inadvertant, botanical experiment is sometimes begun...
Health officials in China reported Tuesday that four more people had developed H7N9 avian influenza, bringing to seven the total number who have been infected with this particular strain, which has never been seen before in humans...
Something can't actually be sexist if it's really, really nice, right? I mean, if someone compliments me on my looks or my cooking, that's not sexist.
Texas is expected to change in several ways in the coming decades. A population boom is showing no signs of slowing as companies, manufacturers, and people move here.
“Effectiveness” is at the forefront of the health policy debate. Effectiveness is the assessment of whether any particular medical intervention actually advantages patients when prescribed in practice settings...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neal_Stephenson_2008_crop.jpg Neal Stephenson is the author of numerous books of speculative, historical, and science fiction, including Anathem , which we will review this Friday...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Squamozoic, Superiority Illusion, Creative Writing, Earth's Core, Honey Badger, and more.
See the new Image of the Week!- Athena Andreadis - Interview with a Saber Tooth Tiger - John McCarthy - In nerve cells: an energy source nobody knew about. - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: the Honey Badger did not care - Darren Naish - Welcome to the Squamozoic! - Scicurious - The Superiority Illusion: where everyone is above average - Evelyn Lamb - 91 Is April Fooling You - Mara Grunbaum and Ferris Jabr - Dear Evolution: Letters of Gripe and Gratitude - Scott Barry Kaufman - From Chess to Dreams: Interview on the Creative Writing Process with Fred Waitzkin - David Bressan - Citizen Science: Are you brave enough to venture to Earth's Core - Dana Hunter - Men and Work-Life Balance in STEM Careers - Melissa C...
Remember Snowball, the cockatoo who won the internet with his dancing skills? Well, now there’s a new animal keeping the beat alive. Meet Ronan, the California sea lion who bops her head in time to Boogie Wonderland and other tunes (see video below)...
Normally, the news that Antarctica’s summer melt season is getting longer might just be added to an endless compilation of scientific evidence that confirms the reality of global climate change...
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
Eye of the Storm
The Science Behind Extreme WeatherRead
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