Archives: Scientific American

Astronomers hope to use innovations from the subatomic world to construct breathtakingly large arrays of optical observatories


Scientists have known for decades that oyster mushrooms feasted on roundworms—and they’ve finally figured out how their toxins work

The discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimentally determined value of the muon’s magnetic moment has become slightly stronger with a new result from Fermilab. But what does it mean?

A new wave of research seeks neurological signatures for a type of amnesia

Rejection of mainstream science and medicine has become a key feature of the political right in the U.S. and increasingly around the world

Culture collections of bacteria play an unheralded but crucial role in science

Southern long-finned pilot whales’ calls could help them outsmart an apex predator

It is one of the “most extreme” examples of regeneration ever seen

The evidence mounts that bacteria can be effectively immortal

Researchers are training algorithms to emulate trained dogs’ ability to detect cancer and other diseases, perhaps including COVID-19