For December, we are delighted to publish our annual special issue, "World Changing Ideas," about innovations that can make a better world.
The Internet's future: Danny Hillis talks to Scientific American's Mariette DiChristina at the Compass Summit. PALOS VERDES, Calif.--Danny Hillis recalls how simple the Internet was in the 1980s...
Three members o f Scientific American ‘s editorial staff are joining the conversation this week at the Compass Summit, a conference created to help leaders focus on global challenges and economic opportunities facing their organizations and society...
Launch a Balloon Rocket: When you blow up a balloon, you force extra air into it, creating higher air pressure inside the balloon than outside of it.
Bring Science Home At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...
In a previous post I introduced Scientific American ‘s new slide show pages and teased that our video page redesign would be next to launch. Today I’m pleased to announce that our new video pages are live...
U.S. students are lagging behind those of other countries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) proficiency. Meanwhile, K-12 STEM teachers--many of whom, instructing the earlier grades especially, may not have a degree in science or related fields--often must focus on trying to “teach to the test.” What if they could invite researchers into the [...]..
Congressional staffers, federal agency senior personnel, non-profit leaders and scientific organization executives joined Scientific American Editor in chief Mariette DiChristina at a recent reception to celebrate the magazine’s special issue on cities...
Cities can help solve many of humankind's most pressing problems, a topic that is explored in-depth in Scientific American‘s September single-topic issue.
A note from the Editor in Chief: Scientific American is celebrating its 166th year. With its history as the longest-continuously published magazine in the U.S., it’s probably no surprise that it has touched the lives and career paths of many readers—including the scientists who write articles for us and whose work we cover...
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