Latest news from Scientificamerican.com -Science feed

Latest news from Scientificamerican.com -Science feed

  1. Moms of Kids with Rare Genetic Disorder Push for Wider Newborn Screening

    Earlier identification and treatment could be life-saving -- Read more on…
  2. Experimental Drug That Mutes Defective Genes Raises New Hopes

    RNA interference systems would target genetic sources and shut down protein production -- Read more on…
  3. New Observations Deepen Mystery of "Alien Megastructure" Star

    Orbiting dust could explain some—but not all—of the star’s bizarre behavior -- Read more on…
  4. Greenland's Coasts Are Growing as Seas Rise

    Melting glaciers are causing Greenland’s delta regions to expand -- Read more on…
  5. Watch Live Today: A Bold New View of Gravity

    Physicist Erik Verlinde will discuss his and others’ groundbreaking gravitational theories during a live webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time -- Read more on…
  6. Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead

    The ruling could allow the project to move forward after years of delays and opposition -- Read more on…
  7. Sputnik Moments: Trio of Spaceflight Events Shook U.S. in 1957

    The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite 60 years ago -- Read more on…
  8. It's Time to Rethink the Nobel Prizes

    They can go to a maximum of three people, and they can't be awarded posthumously, but that wasn't part of Alfred Nobel's original vision  -- Read more on…
  9. An Inner Look into the Minds and Brains of People with OCD

    Complex computer modeling demonstrates that obsessive-compulsive disorder patients learn about their environments but don’t use that information to guide their actions -- Read more on…
  10. Nobel Chemistry Prize Won for Capturing Proteins in Action

    Three scientists developed microscope methods that use electrons and cold temperature to reveal tiny details of life’s machinery -- Read more on…
  11. Belief in Aliens May Be a Religious Impulse

    Is belief in aliens a religious impulse? -- Read more on…
  12. How Do We Encourage More Women in STEM?

    Everyday Einstein talks to Rep. Lois Frankel about women in STEM -- Read more on…
  13. An Inner Look Into Minds and Brains of People with OCD

    Complex computer modeling demonstrates that obsessive-compulsive disorder patients learn about their environments but don’t use that information to guide their actions -- Read more on…
  14. Once Again, No Female Nobel Winners in Science

    Including the zero honored this year, there have been just 17 in the history of the prizes. Why so terribly few? -- Read more on…
  15. Biological Clock Prize Shows Much "Nobel-Quality" Work Goes Uncredited

    For all their good intentions, the current Nobel Prize rules fall short in honoring scientists whose work underpins and expands that of those designated as laureates -- Read more on…
  16. Shunning Fossil Fuels, 40 Catholic Groups Seek Climate Action

    The coalition is the largest number of Catholic institutions to team up for a shift to green energy -- Read more on…
  17. The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries -- Read more on…
  18. LIGO and Gravitational Waves: A Graphic Explanation

    Infographic from Scientific American breaks down the technology behind our ongoing search for ripples in spacetime -- Read more on…