Archives: Scientific American

A new analysis ruffles the story of poultry domestication

Tree rings, ice cores and sediment deposits could record changes in pollution during the global shutdown

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The decline shows how far there is to go to curtail greenhouse gases over the long term

Horses picked out photographs of their current keepers, and even of former keepers whom they had not seen in months, at a rate much better than chance.

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Touted as society’s way out of widespread lockdowns, scientists say the true potential of these rapidly developed tests is still unknown

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Submarine neutrino detectors will hunt for dark matter, distant star explosions, and more

A new computer model shows how a buried ocean on the dwarf planet might have enabled seismic waves to travel

Wuhan-based virologist Shi Zhengli has identified dozens of deadly SARS-like viruses in bat caves, and she warns there are more out there

Hackers could trick voice assistants to make calls or compromise texts

Drug use in cows alters nutrient cycling

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