A 429-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Had Eyes like...
Rare, cracked fossil shows the world through ancient eyes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The 1918 Flu Faded in Our Collective Memory: We...
The legacy of the 20th century’s deadliest pandemic shows how large groups remember—and forget—their shared past -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Claims of 'Ocean' inside Ceres May Not Hold Water
Final results from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft suggest a brine reservoir exists within the dwarf planet, but some experts remain unconvinced -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Women in Science May Suffer Lasting Career Damage...
They bear a greater proportion of childcare and household responsibilities, making it much harder for them to publish their work and get ahead -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Deepfakes Are Amazing. They're Also Terrifying...
Everything you need to know about the technology that poses real dangers to our democracy.
Trump Administration Declares War on Showerheads
"My hair—I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect," the president said. His proposal: fixtures with more water flow.
The Japanese Way to Multiply Is So Much Cooler...
You have to try it.
The Fallacy of the Dirigible
A Popular Mechanics report from 1912 lays out why the new invention of the aeroplane is superior to the century-old method of balloon travel.
Spread of monsoon circulation changes explains...
A new study emphasizes the importance of reliable prediction of circulation changes, to ensure that future projections of global land monsoon are […]
When you're smiling, the whole world really does...
From Sinatra to Katy Perry, celebrities have long sung about the power of a smile -- how it picks you up, changes your outlook, and generally makes […]
Analyzing the factors that enable fish to...
The Guadalquivir estuary showed the highest density of early stages fish and also of macro-zooplankton (fish prey). A higher concentration of organic […]
Comparing excess deaths in New York during...
Excess deaths in New York during the peak of the 1918 influenza pandemic were compared with those during the initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak […]
Earliest known beds are 227,000-year-old piles of...
Grass bedding in South Africa’s Border cave dates back 227,000 years, and was put on top of ash to help keep biting insects away
Covid-19 news: England’s death toll revised...
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential […]
Trilobites living 429 million years ago had eyes...
A compound eye almost identical to those of modern bees and dragonflies has been found in a fossil trilobite that lived on the seabed 429 million […]
Is Sweden's coronavirus strategy a cautionary...
Despite claims that soft lockdown was a good idea, so far Sweden has had more covid-19 related deaths than its Scandinavian neighbours with little […]
Yale Researchers Seek FDA Approval For...
Researchers at Yale University are seeking emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for a coronavirus saliva test. This streamlined test can offer results faster and easier.
Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks
Contrary to the image of sharks as lone predators, new research has found evidence that some species are social creatures who return repeatedly to the same fellow sharks, often for years.
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Damaged By...
The cable tore a gaping 100-foot hole in one of the largest radio telescope dishes in the world, taking the instrument offline until repairs can be made.
Scientists Find A Species Of Sharks With Strong...
Scientists found that grey reef sharks in the central Pacific Ocean form social groups — and they say those connections can last for years.