Logo

Scientific American

 http://www.scientificamerican.com/

WILL CHINA OVERTAKE THE U.S. IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH?

The nation wants to make its AI industry dominant by 2030

WE NEED AN INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CLIMATE MODELING

The science community must join forces to provide the most accurate long-term predictions and make their results publicly accessible

 
 
 

CAN A NEW LYME DISEASE VACCINE OVERCOME A HISTORY OF DISTRUST AND FAILURE?

Two new vaccines are in development, but it has taken researchers two decades to get this close

IN SUPPORT OF THE VERA C. RUBIN OBSERVATORY

The House of Representatives has taken the first step toward honoring a pioneering woman in astronomy

 
 
 

SURPRISE: BEES NEED MEAT

Microbes in flowers are crucial to bee diets, and microbiome changes could be starving the insects

REMEMBERING ANTHONY JANETOS

The eminent and influential climate scientist passed away in early August

 
 
 

MOVING AWAY FROM ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

Bacteria-killing viruses could protect livestock without the risk of creating resistant microbes

POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN WARMING AND TORNADOES ARE STILL MURKY

New research finds connections between ocean temperatures and tornado activity

 
 
 

THE SEARCH FOR SOCIAL IDENTITY LEADS TO "US" VERSUS "THEM"

Uncertainty in the world threatens our sense of self. To cope, people embrace populism

THE FALSE PROMISE OF FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS

After decades of promises that they “may work” to reduce cardiovascular the lack of demonstrated benefit leads me to conclude that...

 
 
 

THE SOLAR SYSTEM'S LONELIEST PLANETS, REVISITED

Thirty years after a probe visited Neptune, many scientists say now is the time to finally return to that world and Uranus

INCLUDING INDIGENOUS VOICES IN GENOMICS

A program at the University of Illinois trains Indigenous scientists in genomics-in hopes that future work will be aimed at benefiting...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS START BUILDING A PARTS LIST FOR THE BRAIN

A new study provides an extraordinary close-up of the menagerie of neural cell types, yielding possible leads for neurological and...

WE'VE REACHED "PEAK PASTURE" FOR LIVESTOCK

That's good news for the environment

 
 
 

FACED WITH DATA DELUGE, ASTRONOMERS TURN TO AUTOMATION

For better or worse, machine learning and big data are poised to transform the study of the heavens

GRAPHICS THAT SEEM CLEAR CAN EASILY BE MISREAD  

Misreading data visualizations can reinforce biased perceptions

 
 
 

VIRTUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY COULD HELP FILL GAPS IN TREATING ALL TOO REAL PAIN

At-home video sessions and apps could reduce costs and expand treatment in rural areas

ALARM AS DEVASTATING BANANA FUNGUS REACHES THE AMERICAS

The region produces most of the world's banana exports-and the fungus affects the most popular commercial variety

 
 
 

WHY THE U.S. DISASTER AGENCY IS NOT READY FOR CATASTROPHES

Responding unnecessarily to smaller events has left FEMA understaffed and short of funds for major disasters

GENE EDITING HUMANS: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT SAFETY

The temptation to use these technologies to “enhance” ourselves or our children, or to edit out undesirable traits, will be enormous

 
 
 



Former police officer accused of lying to get warrant faces murder charges...

Former police officer accused of lying to get warrant faces murder charges after botched raid

A former Houston police officer who authorities said lied to obtain a search warrant for a raid in which two people died and five officers were injured has been charged with... Read more ...

Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

Michael Drejka could get 30 years Read more ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone radiation treatment for a malignant tumor that was discovered on her pancreas, the Supreme Court said. The 86-year-old on Friday... Read more ...

Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life

Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life

The government wants to withhold flu shots from migrants in detention centers even though doctors advise vaccinations for all detainees promptly upon arrival. (Image credit... Read more ...

‘They wanted it more than us': Australia hands USA basketball team 1st...

‘They wanted it more than us': Australia hands USA basketball team 1st defeat in 13 years

For the first time in 13 years, a USA team stocked with players from the NBA has been defeated, as Australia pulled off a nail-biting 98-94 win in Melbourne, snapping the USA's... Read more ...

Iran announces successful test of ‘new missile' amid rising Gulf tensions

Iran announces successful test of ‘new missile' amid rising Gulf tensions

Tehran successfully test-fired a new missile, according to the leader of the elite Revolutionary Guards. The launch comes as Tehran seeks to deter military escalation with the... Read more ...

Gregorius slam off Ryu, Yankees hit 5 HRs, rout Dodgers 10-2

Gregorius slam off Ryu, Yankees hit 5 HRs, rout Dodgers 10-2

LOS ANGELES - Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a solo shot to help the Yankees set a club record for homers in a month, and New York routed... Read more ...

China retaliates with tariffs on $75 billion of US goods

China retaliates with tariffs on $75 billion of US goods

China will place tariffs of 5% or 10% on U.S. imports starting on Sept. 1, according to a statement posted by China's Finance Ministry. Read more ...

Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills

Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game of the year and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Friday night in a... Read more ...

Burglars caught on camera stealing money from 4-year-old boy's piggy bank

Burglars caught on camera stealing money from 4-year-old boy's piggy bank

The little boy was saving money for a trip to Dave and Buster's, according to his family. Read more ...