[caption id="attachment_1185" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Intricate scrimshaw decorates the skull of a river dolphin in the American Museum of Natural History exhibit "Whales: Giants of the Deep." Credit: Mariette DiChristina"] [/caption] One of the pleasures of Scientific American is how very international it is, just like science itself: In addition to the domestic (U.S...
Why can you vividly recall the day your father took you to your first baseball game many years ago, but you can't remember where you just put the car keys?
Captain Ahab went insane chasing the elusive Moby Dick. Good news: you don’t have to suffer a similar fate. On May 1 at 6:30pm, Scientific American will co-host a whale-themed tweet-up and reception in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City...
[caption id="attachment_1103" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind and Fire"] [/caption] Since the Industrial Revolution our civilization has depended on fossil fuels to generate energy--first it was coal; then petroleum...
[caption id="attachment_1093" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Families enjoyed some science activities along with their Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
[caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignright" width="275" caption="Forever Young: The Science of Aging"] [/caption] An infant born in the U.S. today will probably live to see his or her 78th birthday, a 20- year-plus increase over the average lifespan a century ago...
On Saturday, March 8, I arrived in Pamplona, Spain, a familiar destination for many in the information graphics community. Pamplona isn't the easiest destination in Spain to reach--from anywhere, really...
[caption id="attachment_1009" align="aligncenter" width="605" caption="Bronze medal award-winning portfolio of Graphic Science pages from the pages of Scientific American."] [/caption] Last week, the world information graphics community convened in Pamplona, Spain, for the 21st annual Malofiej International Infographics Summit and Awards, organized by the Spanish chapter of the Society for News Design...
The term "autism" comes from the Greek word "autos," meaning self, used to describe conditions of social withdrawal--or the isolated self. Around 1910, a Swiss psychiatrist first used the term to refer to certain symptoms of schizophrenia...
[caption id="attachment_1002" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Sir Harold Kroto demonstrates the shape of a buckyball, a carbon molecule with 60 atoms.
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