Archives: Scientific American

Scientists demonstrate that crows are capable of recursion—a key feature in grammar. Not everyone is convinced

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The large utility PacifiCorp is studying the viability of turning five fossil-fuel plants into nuclear-energy-and-storage facilities

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A sunfish found near the Azores breaks the 26-year-old record for the heftiest bony fish ever measured

Meltwater from Greenland churns the ocean, speeding the loss of glaciers like stirring ice cubes in a glass of water

Elegant experiments with entangled light have laid bare a profound mystery at the heart of reality

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A new formation method for rare “lonsdaleite” diamonds may illuminate a better way to produce them on Earth

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Topology, sometimes called rubber sheet geometry, is finding patterns in the brain, drugs and evolution

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The freaky physics phenomenon of quantum tunneling may mutate genes

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The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images of the distant universe shocked astronomers. Is the discovery of unimaginably distant galaxies a mirage, or a revolution?

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New insights from black hole research may elucidate the cosmological event horizon