Archivo: Scientific American

In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic creates strange communities that bring coastal and open-ocean animals together

t an American Mathematical Society meeting, high school students presented a proof of the Pythagorean theorem that used trigonometry—an approach that some once considered impossible

The asteroid Didymos witnessed its companion get slammed by NASA’s DART spacecraft, and Didymos itself may have interesting activity


Speaking to people’s priorities can build the will needed to implement climate solutions


A new model could explain the scarcity of certain planet sizes

Scientists are abandoning conventional thinking to search for extraterrestrial creatures that bear little resemblance to Earthlings

Scientists have new evidence about how cosmic cataclysms forge gold, platinum and other heavy members of the periodic table


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


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