Logo

Scientific American

 http://www.scientificamerican.com/

HOW "PARALINGUISTIC CUES" CAN HELP YOU TO PERSUADE

It's not just what you say but how you say it, research shows

SOME SCIENTISTS SKEPTICAL ABOUT SNAKES SPREADING NEW VIRUS IN CHINA

A genetic analysis suggests a reptilian reservoir, but researchers doubt the coronavirus could have originated in animals other than...

 
 
 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DISCUSSES WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW VIRUS IN CHINA

Federal disease agency director Anthony Fauci discusses the novel pathogen that has, so far, sickened hundreds in Asia and one person...

WHO DECLINES TO DECLARE CHINA VIRUS OUTBREAK A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

The agency's director-general said it is an emergency in China, but not yet globally

 
 
 

CARBON CAPTURE: SOLVED BY SOFTWARE?

Burying CO2 emissions deep underground has struggled to be economically viable, but that could be changing

3-D PRINTING GIVES VOICE TO A 3,000-YEAR-OLD MUMMY

Researchers printed a replica of the vocal tract of ancient Egyptian scribe Nesyamun

 
 
 

WHAT IS CHERNOBYL LIKE TODAY?

Eerie images from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster still haunt us 30 years later

BEINGS THAT ARE SMARTER THAN HUMANS INHABIT THE GALAXY

Originally published in July 1943

 
 
 

HOW "PARALINGUISTIC CUES" CAN HELP YOU TO PERSUADE

It's not just what you say but how you say it, research shows

SNAKES COULD BE THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THE NEW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IN CHINA

A study of the virus's genetic sequence suggests similarities to that seen in snakes, but the origin must still be verified

 
 
 

NEW NERVE-GROWING METHOD COULD HELP INJURED SOLDIERS AND OTHERS

Eight years of experiments demonstrate the bridging of large gaps in damaged nerves

CLOSING THE OZONE HOLE HELPED SLOW ARCTIC WARMING

Ozone-eating chemicals are also potent greenhouse gases, accounting for up to half of the Arctic's temperature rise

 
 
 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DISCUSSES WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW CHINESE VIRUS

Federal disease agency director Anthony Fauci discusses the novel pathogen that has, so far, sickened hundreds in Asia and one person...

ENDING IN 2020, NASA'S INFRARED SPITZER MISSION LEAVES A GAP IN ASTRONOMY

Delays to the James Webb Space Telescope will result in at least a yearlong hiatus in space-based infrared observations

 
 
 

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST CELLS

Cells in the body don't always play nicely together. Could co-opting their competitive nature help to unlock cutting-edge therapies?

LARGEST BRAIN WIRING DIAGRAM TO DATE IS PUBLISHED

The partial fruit fly “connectome” contains approximately 25,000 neurons and 20 million synapses

 
 
 

WEIGHTS VS. CARDIO: KEEP THEM SEPARATE OR COMBINE?

Confused about whether or not you should lift on the same day as a run? You're not alone. Let's take a deep dive into the research...

POP CULTURE'S RATE OF CHANGE MAY MIRROR ORGANIC EVOLUTION

A new study finds that music and some other human phenomena have altered at a pace comparable to that of animals such as Darwin's finches

 
 
 

PAST RACIST "REDLINING" PRACTICES INCREASED CLIMATE BURDEN ON MINORITY NEIGHBORHOODS

Such areas face a disproportionate risk of heat-related impacts and exposure to air pollution

OLD DRUG, NEW TRICKS: EXISTING MEDICINES SHOW PROMISE IN FIGHTING CANCER

Dozens of compounds approved for other purposes can kill cancer cells selectively

 
 
 



Scientists discover four new species of sharks that walk

Scientists discover four new species of sharks that walk

Walking sharks could be the most recently evolved sharks on Earth, according to researchers. Read more ...

Legendary PBS journalist Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Legendary PBS journalist Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, the journalism giant who spent decades behind the anchor desk at PBS, died Thursday at 85. Read more ...

President Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

President Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the March for Life. Read more ...

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth. Read more ...

Oscars 2020 performers announced: Idina Menzel is back, Adele Dazeem is not

Oscars 2020 performers announced: Idina Menzel is back, Adele Dazeem is not

Unclear if John Travolta was invited. Read more ...

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In...

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic. Read more ...

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies At 85

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies At 85

Lehrer chronicled such pivotal events as John F. Kennedy's assassination and the 1973 Senate Watergate Hearings. For years, he and lifelong friend Robert MacNeil co-anchored... Read more ...

Trump says ‘great' Mideast peace plan coming before Netanyahu visit

Trump says ‘great' Mideast peace plan coming before Netanyahu visit

President Trump says his administration's Mideast peace plan will be released in days. Trump told reporters Thursday on Air Force One that the proposal would be released before... Read more ...

3 months after New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse, the bodies of 2 killed...

3 months after New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse, the bodies of 2 killed are still there

The outcry to recover the two bodies reignited this week after a tarp meant to conceal one of the bodies was blown away by the wind, exposing the body to the public. Read more ...

‘Because I'm Black': Bank Racially Profiles Man Who Just Won A...

‘Because I'm Black': Bank Racially Profiles Man Who Just Won A Discrimination Settlement, Says Lawsuit

Sauntore Thomas is one Detroit resident who can't get a break from racial profiling and discrimination. According to Detroit Free Press , Thomas had just settled a racial... Read more ...