Frances Arnold, the CalTech scientist who shared the 2018 Prize in Chemistry, says evolution can show us how to solve problems of sustainability. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Growing up in a home filled with books enhances enhances intellectual capacity in later life, even if you don't read them all. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A study finds that kids, especially daughters, are effective at teaching their parents about climate issues. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ammonia from penguin poop gets carried on Antarctic winds, fertilizing mosses and lichens as far as a mile away. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The residue of ancient urine can reveal the presence of early, stationary herder-farmer communities. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
By dampening the energy of waves, coral reefs protect coastal cities from flooding damage and other economic losses. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Researchers want to outfit air conditioners with carbon capture technology. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
In his memoirs, the womanizing writer Giacomo Casanova described suffering several bouts of gonorrhea—but researchers found no trace of the microbe on his hand-written journals. Karen Hopkin... --...
Algorithms learned to sift ultrasonic rat squeaks from other noise, which could help researchers who study rodents’ emotional states. Lucy Huang reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientists propose that the moon could have formed when a Mars-sized object slammed into an Earth covered in magma seas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Felines move their ears, heads and tails more when they hear their names compared to when they hear similar words. Jim Daley reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Liberia to Hawaii, including one on the discovery in Northern Ireland of soil bacteria that stop the growth of some superbugs,......
The likelihood of an event like Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and of its massive precipitation, is five-fold higher in the climate of today than it would have been some 60 years ago. -- Read...
Snake venom toxicity depends on snake size, energy requirements and environmental dimensionality more than on prey size. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Freshwater dolphins are evolutionary relics, and their calls give clues to the origins of cetacean communication in general. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The tiny brain of a honeybee is apparently able to calculate small numbers' addition and subtraction. Annie Sneed reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten—especially GF pizzas and pastas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss. --...