To know what a wildfire might do next, researchers need to know how an inferno interacts with the atmosphere.
By Andrea Thompson, Scientific American
New findings give some weight to the idea that life was blasted here from another planet.
By Katherine Kornei, Scientific American
A federal study aiming to collect the health information of one million U.S. residents is limited by the very problems it hopes to solve.
By Maya Miller, Scientific American
Solar geoengineering would ease heat stress, but also block vital sunlight for plants, according to a new study published Wednesday.
By Annie Sneed, Scientific American
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
Deep beneath the frigid surface of its southern ice cap, Mars holds a lake of liquid water nearly three times larger than the island of Manhattan.
By Daniel Ackerman, Scientific American
A new study shows ozone levels in National Parks are similar to the levels in the largest U.S. cities. But most of this ozone may originate outside of the parks.
By Nola Taylor Redd, Scientific American
Oumuamua is almost certainly a comet, albeit one fittingly alien from those we find orbiting the sun, according to a new study published Wednesday.
By Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American
If all goes according to plan, two spacecraft will commence close encounters with two asteroids by the end of August, in order to retrieve organic materials dating back to the solar system’s birth.
By Stephen L. Macknik, Scientific American
On Tuesday, the "Yanny-Laurel" auditory illusion took the internet by storm. A neuroscientist explains why listening to a single sound clip can yield different perceptions.
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