Archivo: Scientific American

A surge in occultation science is allowing astronomers to study the sun’s asteroids, planets and moons like never before

New studies of the oldest light and sound in the cosmos suggest novel physics—rather than systematic errors—could explain an unsolved scientific mystery

Our first encounter with E.T. technology could be as baffling to us as a smartphone would have been to a Neandertal

A newly identified circuit connecting the cerebellum to the brain’s reward centers in mice could help scientists understand autism and addiction

Warmer temperatures and rising CO2 can also ramp up some fungal toxins and allergens

A clever experiment shows it’s surprisingly easy to change someone’s political views, revealing how flexible we are

Looking to fire-adapted trees and animals could reduce the impacts of California’s deadly blazes

The geology governing “sequence” quakes suggests scientists could, in theory, forecast the follow-up quakes

Thinking outside the box is a requirement in this attention economy if we want science to reach mass audiences

Researchers follow the truth where it leads them, but study shows the personal costs