Latest news from Scientificamerican.com -Science feed

Latest news from Scientificamerican.com -Science feed

  1. White Nationalists Are Flocking to Genetic Ancestry Tests--With Surprising Results

    Sometimes they find they are not as “white” as they’d hoped -- Read more on…
  2. For Crop Harvests, Every Degree of Warming Counts

    The world can expect three to seven percent less yield for each degree rise in temperature -- Read more on…
  3. Trump's EPA May Be Weakening Chemical Safety Law

    The agency has released controversial new rules for evaluating a chemical’s risk -- Read more on…
  4. When to Worry About Ringing in Your Ears

    Have you ever heard a ringing in your ears and wondered what to do? Up to 50 million people report having tinnitis in the U.S. Yet it is typically a benign condition. What can cause it? And how... -- Read more on…
  5. Democrats in Congress Explore Creating an Expert Panel on Trump's Mental Health

    There is also a bill aimed at establishing a “commission on presidential capacity” -- Read more on…
  6. Magical Technologies Just over the Horizon

    The products that really wow us seem like pure wizardry -- Read more on…
  7. Plastic-Eating Worms Could Inspire Waste-Degrading Tools

    Wax moth larvae can consume and degrade polyethylene at an impressive rate  -- Read more on…
  8. The Imperfect Crime: How the WannaCry Hackers Could Get Nabbed

    Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously -- Read more on…
  9. Let's Lose the Term "Habitable Zone" for Exoplanets

    It’s completely unclear whether conditions on the these distant worlds are favorable for life, so we need different terminology -- Read more on…
  10. How Do You Move a Giant Sequoia?

    Boise, Idaho, recently relocated a century-old, living tree provided by John Muir -- Read more on…
  11. Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills

    It’s an excellent way to foster innovation  -- Read more on…
  12. Openness to Experience: The Gates of the Mind

    People who are “open to experience” literally see the world differently -- Read more on…
  13. Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions

     In California, offsets from forests totaled 4.7 million metric tons of carbon in 2015 -- Read more on…
  14. Total Eclipse, Partial Failure: Scientific Expeditions Don't Always Go as Planned

    Eclipse expeditions require meticulous advance planning to ensure that astronomers and their equipment wind up in the right place at the right time -- Read more on…
  15. The New Science of Sex and Gender

    Why the new science of sex & gender matters for everyone -- Read more on…
  16. Mexico Looks to Curb Carbon with a New Cap-and-Trade System

    Mexico's stock market has begun trading simulated emissions permits -- Read more on…
  17. Sophisticated Digital Aids Could Help Determine What Ails You

    Sophisticated software could help doctors make better diagnoses -- Read more on…
  18. End-to-End Encryption Isn’t Enough Security for “Real People”

    We real people should work on improving security where we are most vulnerable — on our own devices. -- Read more on…