His brief sojourn in Prague saw him working on early versions of general relativity and engaging with writers, philosophers and politicians
Matchmaking based on “DNA compatibility” may sound intriguing, but the underlying science is hardly convincing
Cancer medicine generates enormous revenues but marginal benefits for patients...
Recent PostsSelect Topic
- Mark Fischetti - Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Sandy? - Melissa C. Lott - The Word of the Day – Blackout - John R. Platt - New Lizard Discovered in Australia and Threatened by Incoming Housing Development - Gary Stix - Science Lesson During Sandy: Scary Pimples - Kalliopi Monoyios - If Audubon Had Painted His Dreams… - Caleb A...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:This is a big deal, following a tough summer for the field: Psychological Science to publish direct replications (maybe)...
Throughout Sandy, I was cooped up in my apartment in northern Manhattan with my son Benjamin, who was studying for a medical school exam on the cranial nerves.
Sitting here in New York after a night of listening to the roar of hurricane Sandy I, along with everyone else here, am feeling a little bit worn. And I'm lucky, many people are still in the midst of dealing with a very real disaster in the city and the states up and down the Eastern seaboard of the US...
Have you ever tried to draw what you see in your dreams? Sometimes even the act of describing a dream in words makes it evaporate, as though imposing the order of grammar and syntax is too much for its fragile structure to bear...
In case you've been wondering about the blog silence, it's been a busy month. I turned in my over 20 page dissertation proposal, had my first PhD committee meeting, and just this weekend was off and away in North Carolina for Science Writers 2012...
If you’ve followed the U.S. news and weather in the past 24 hours you have no doubt run across a journalist or blogger explaining why it’s difficult to say that climate change could be causing big storms like Sandy...
A tiny new lizard species has been discovered in Western Australia, and just in time: its only known habitat is already being destroyed.The six-centimeter-long coastal plains skink ( Ctenotus ora ) lives in the sand dunes of the Swan Coastal Plain, which starts about 70 kilometers south of Perth...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - #Frankenstorm #Sandy, Doomsday, surviving Dinosauroids, earthquake mythology, alcoholism, lung bacteria, and more.
- Daisy Yuhas, Marissa Fessenden and Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato - The Science of Hurricane Sandy Liveblog - David Biello - Update: Hurricane Sandy Hits U.S.
It's starting to look like Debunking Week at the cocktail party. A couple of weeks ago, my SciAm Scibling Joanne Manaster alerted me to a new film called The Believers , detailing the cold fusion controversy...
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