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WINSTON CHURCHILL'S THOUGHTS ON EVOLUTION

His essay on alien life was uncovered in 2016; now we have a second example of his previously unpublished thoughts about science

APPLE'S AMAZING NEW SCREEN

It will revamp our ideas of what a display can do

 
 
 

DRENCHABLE DRONES, PRICKLY CELLS AND FACE-TRACKED CHIMPS: SCIENCE GIFS TO START YOUR WEEK

Enjoy and loop on

NEW PROOF SOLVES 80-YEAR-OLD IRRATIONAL NUMBER PROBLEM

Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions

 
 
 

DID A JURASSIC DINOSAUR SMOOSH A TURTLE?

A smashed shell may have been crumpled by an ambling dinosaur

IS MATHEMATICS, LIKE SCIENCE, PLURALISTIC?

Mathematicians disagree over whether their fundamental assumptions, or axioms, are true.

 
 
 

PLURALISM: BEYOND THE ONE AND ONLY TRUTH

Some big questions, such as how matter makes mind and what quantum mechanics means, may not have a single, definitive answer

READERS RESPOND TO THE MAY 2019 ISSUE

Letters to the editor from the May 2019 issue of Scientific American

 
 
 

THE ATMOSPHERIC MICROBIOME

For single-celled organisms Earth's atmosphere represents transport, refuge, and possibly a habitat

A SECOND INTERSTELLAR OBJECT MAY BE STREAKING THROUGH OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

The “fluke” find of a possible visitor from another star after the 2017 discovery of ‘Oumuamua offers thrilling scientific opportunities

 
 
 

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH EMOTION A FACIAL EXPRESSION REPRESENTS?

A group of researchers has created a short test to see just how misleading the look on a person's face can be

LAB-GROWN HUMAN MINI BRAINS SHOW BRAINY ACTIVITY

As the little structures grow, their constituents specialize into different types of brain cells, begin to form connections and emit...

 
 
 

THE HISTORY OF OPIUM, FACING UP TO QUANTUM MECHANICS AND OTHER NEW SCIENCE BOOKS

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

RISING EMISSIONS OVERSHADOW AIRLINES' FUEL EFFICIENCY GAINS

New mandates from aviation authorities will not go far enough to reduce greenhouse gases, experts say

 
 
 

FIGHT OR FLIGHT MAY BE IN OUR BONES

A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body's reaction to stress

CONSUMER DNA TESTS NEGATE SPERM BANK DONOR ANONYMITY

Companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com have made it impossible for sperm banks to keep donors' identities secret

 
 
 

CAN WE FORECAST CALDERA COLLAPSES?

The formation of cauldron-like volcanic depressions is enormously destructive-but it may also be predictable

THE PERKS OF BEING OUTDOORS BACKED UP BY SCIENCE

The cover story of our latest issue of Scientific American Health & Medicine explores this sweeping new study

 
 
 

EVEN IF WE KNEW EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE KNOWN, WE WOULDN'T KNOW IT ALL  

Beyond the unknown unknowns is what's unknowable

WHY WE NEED TO STUDY CONSCIOUSNESS

Science has made outstandingly accurate descriptions of the world but has told us little about our subjective experience of it

 
 
 



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