They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
Phil Anderson’s article “More Is Different” describes how different levels of complexity require new ways of thinking. And as the virus multiplies and spreads, that’s just what the human race desperately needs...
The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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To celebrate our new article on implied motion in Scientific American Mind, here's a terrific movie of a chocolate zoetrope.
For many decades, scientists have tried to understand the past by doing as our forebears did. One important endeavor in what is called experimental archaeology involves moderns crafting Stone Age tools by chipping away at rocks...
Many animals behave aggressively towards one another. This is usually when they are fighting for something like territory, mates or food. However, an animal's decision to become aggressive isn't a simple on-off switch and many factors feed into how aggressive an animal is...
King penguins are pretty social animals. Not only do they tend to hang out in a big group, but even within the group, they form little sub-groups; cliques of penguins who like to hang out together...
For a change, I thought this week instead of writing about black widow spiders or praying mantids I'd write about an animal I often neglect: humans.
Daydreaming often gets a bad reputation. While yes– researchers have associated “lapses of attention” with memory loss and depression, here’s the thing: not all daydreaming is a lapse of attention...
One of the coolest—and most stressful–moments of my career took place November 7, 1996, when I was a staff writer for Scientific American.
As adults, we don't often experience radical violations of our expectations, particularly those that concern core principles of object behavior.
A novel twist on the young field of optogenetics may provide a new way to study living human brains as well as offering innovative therapeutic uses.
The May/June cover is a first for Scientific American MIND in that it features our first non-human cover boy - a very handsome 5 year old Border Collie named Ten!
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