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
Two weeks ago, I wrote about a new study by Peter Cook and colleagues from the Pinniped Lab at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In their study, Cook claimed that Ronan the California sea lion was the first non-human mammal to show evidence of "rhythmic entrainment," or the ability to synchronize the movements of his body with an external rhythm...
It's been over a year since I first went to Hunts Point, Bronx, since I first spoke to the people who would grow to consume most of my daily thought-stream.
AW, The question you ask—when do acts of charity produce "slacking" later on?—connects nicely with a classic debate about altruism. Dan Batson is a strong partisan for one side of this debate, but describes both sides well in a classic paper. On the one hand, people might truly care about the welfare of others: a [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - BRAIN, Earth's limits, supervolcanoes, human origins, painting with fish, and more.
Check out the new video of the week - our monthly Best Of The Blogs video.- Cynthia Graber - Beyond Boston: A reporter leaves home soon after the bombings and finds some solace in science - Ramez Naam - The Limits of the Earth–Part 1: Problems - Cadell Last - Supervolcanoes in the Ancient World - Eric Michael Johnson - The Mosaic of Human Origins - Becky Crew - New Skin-Feeding Amphibian Found in French Guiana - Melissa C...
Spring (Photo Credit: Anthony Barnhart) The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is home to Philip Haas’ monumental sculpture installation, “The Four Seasons” until April 28, 2013.
Video of the Week #88, April 17th, 2013: From: Fish With Human Teeth and More! Best of the Blogs 3 by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Scientific American YouTube channel Each month we feature some of the most intriguing stories from Scientific American's massive blog network...
A few months ago, I logged on to Lumosity.com to play my daily dose of brain games. The company had given me a free, temporary account so that I could try out their system as part of my research for an article I was writing on brain training...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Boston Marathon bombing, running hypothermia, healthy living in space, and more.
- Caren Cooper - Media Is Unreal: Bring Media Literacy into Science Literacy - Patrick Mustain - What space people can teach us about healthy living - Caleb A.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jackie_Martinez_in_B%26W_sleeping_with_a_book.jpg A new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that lack of sufficient sleep for several sequential nights leads to weight gain...
Will the masses at NFL events do "the wave" only in the watchful sights of a police sharpshooter's high-powered rifle? Is tailgating before the game all but nostalgic history?
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