Scientific American

Scientific American

  • The Great Net Debate March 17, 2014
    Who gets to control what's passing through those pipes?
    David Pogue
  • Letters March 17, 2014
  • Solar Times Two March 17, 2014
    A hybrid approach combines the benefits of photovoltaic and solar-thermal technologies into a device the size of a fingernail
    Geoffrey Giller
  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago March 17, 2014
    Daniel C. Schlenoff
  • Out of Darkness March 17, 2014
    Mariette DiChristina
  • The First Starlight March 17, 2014
    Not long after the big bang's flash, all light left the cosmos. Astronomers are now solving the mystery of its return
    Michael D. Lemonick
  • By the Numbers March 17, 2014
  • Rise of the Human Predator March 17, 2014
    For decades anthropologists have debated when and how our ancestors became skilled hunters. Recent discoveries have yielded surprising new insights
    Kate Wong
  • Life Unfolding March 17, 2014
    Clara Moskowitz
  • The RNA Revolution March 17, 2014
    Long overlooked as a mere cellular housekeeper, RNA has emerged as a path to a new world of medical treatment
    Christine Gorman
  • Love Him or Eat Him? March 17, 2014
    Some female wolf spiders prioritize food over sex
    Nala Rogers
  • A New Shot Against Hepatitis C March 17, 2014
    Targeting a microRNA in liver cells could disable a silent killer
    Christine Gorman
  • By the Numbers March 17, 2014
  • Defeating Nature's Terrorists March 17, 2014
    An RNA-based treatment may stop the Ebola virus in its tracks
    Ferris Jabr
  • Evolution's Little Helper March 17, 2014
    A protein may have eased a fish's transition from rivers to caves
    Veronique Greenwood
  • Journey to the Bottom of the Sea March 17, 2014
    High-tech submersibles are poised to systematically explore the ocean's deepest trenches, answering long-standing questions about exotic creatures, the source of tsunamis and the origin of life on earth
    Mark Schrope
  • The Age of Radiance March 17, 2014
    Clara Moskowitz
  • The Genetic Geography of the Brain March 17, 2014
    The first detailed maps of what our genes are doing inside our brains show how very different we are from mice and challenge a long-held theory of how our gray matter works
    Ed Lein
  • Numbers Game March 17, 2014
    To paraphrase Inigo Montoya, this baseball stat—“I do not think it means what you think it means”
    Steve Mirsky
  • False Hope March 17, 2014
    The rate of global temperature rise mayhave hit a plateau, but a climate crisis still looms in the near future
    Michael E. Mann
  • Fuzzy Discovery March 17, 2014
    Researchers find potential cures on the backs of sloths
    Rachel Nuwer
  • The Secret Spiritual History of Calculus March 17, 2014
    Integral calculus originated in a 17th-century debate that was as religious as it was scientific
    Amir Alexander
  • Where Farmers and Birds Agree March 17, 2014
    Some species adapt well to no-till fields
    Jason G. Goldman
  • Preserve the Endangered Species Act March 17, 2014
    The most successful environmental legislation ever enacted faces new threats from Congress
  • When Cars Fly March 17, 2014
    Military “Transformer” vehicles move closer to takeoff
    Jeremy Hsu
  • Big Data Stalking March 17, 2014
    Data brokers cannot be trusted to regulate themselves
    Kate Crawford
  • One-Way Street for Sound March 17, 2014
    Engineers achieve the difficult task of transmitting acoustic waves in only one direction
    Charles Q. Choi
  • The New Black Hole Battle March 17, 2014
    A decades-old paradox returns
    Michael Moyer
  • Antibiotic Overkill March 17, 2014
    A new approach may help curb unnecessary prescriptions
    Dina Fine Maron
  • Cancer Culprit? March 17, 2014
    A common product of cholesterol may fuel breast tumor growth
    Melinda Wenner Moyer
  • Hidden Dangers of Going Under March 17, 2014
    Anesthesia may have lingering side effects on the brain, even years after an operation
    Carina Storrs
  • Cockroach Homecoming March 17, 2014
    Once thought to be invasive, a bug reveals its American roots
    Rachel Nuwer
  • You Are Here March 17, 2014
    Clara Moskowitz
  • What Is It? March 17, 2014
    Annie Sneed
  • The Oldest Living Things in the World March 17, 2014
    Clara Moskowitz
  • War Funding Inside? March 17, 2014
    Intel and other tech companies crack down on “conflict minerals”
    Larry Greenemeier
  • The Science of Lying March 17, 2014
    When are we most (and least) likely to lie?
    Michael Shermer
  • By the Numbers March 17, 2014
  • On Climate, the People Agree March 17, 2014
    U.S. public opinion varies over a surprisingly narrow range
    Mark Fischetti

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