At a hearing on the future of federal research investment, a science magazine editor and three noted scientists asked the U.S. Senate to support basic research
"I'm good now, Mariette. Are you good?" I was. It was a Sunday morning in October 2013, and Danielle Lee, author of The Urban Scientist blog on Scientific American's network, and I were talking about the future...
We at Scientific American share several passions with the actor, producer and educator LeVar Burton: fostering children's literacy, science, social good and education.
NuqneH! Buy' ngop! That's "greetings" and "good news" in Klingon. These otherworldly tidings seem like a fitting way to let you know that LeVar Burton, who played the U.S.S.
Kids searching for fossils using SharkFinder kits at Scientific American’s booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Credit: Jason Osborne Jason Osborne was trying to grab a quick lunch away from the crowds when his wife called his cellphone...
I’ll write a fuller post about the amazing things that kids are doing at Scientific American’s booth 1311 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, but I wanted to share the short video below...
Ever wonder what the wave function is? Or what the differences are between genes, chromosomes and DNA? Or why chimps are stronger than humans?
Find out why Oxford University astrophysicist and founder of The Zooniverse Chris Lintott believes that humanity’s ability to be “deliciously distractable” is a creative engine powering the benefits of citizen science for discovery–and how, if you are a researcher, you might like to “play with your phyiscs.” With Google Student Ambassador Hanne Paine, we had [...]..
We’ve received some questions about the Professional Learning online courses offered by Scientific American and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.
Scientists studying marine life now have a new tool in a next-generation atmospheric diving system called the Exosuit. The suit–which looks like something an astronaut would wear and is on display at the American Museum of Natural History until March 5–lets a diver descend to 1,000 feet at surface pressure for several hours...
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