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Scientific American and Macmillan Education co-hosted a South by Southwest Edu panel and an evening event at the new Google Fiber space in Austin,...

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SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology. This week NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko...

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Today, 99 percent of our transoceanic data traffic—including phone calls, text and e-mail messages, Web sites, digital images and video, and even some television—travels...

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Editor's Note: The following is the introduction to the March 2015 issue of Scientific American Classics: Intoxicating: The Science of Alcohol Alcohol has long perplexed our...

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In the wake of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s announcement that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to reduce her risk of ovarian cancer...

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Data science is not entirely new to Washington, D.C.—nor is DJ Patil, who was recently named as the U.S.’s first chief data scientist. Pres....

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Scientific American’s Dina Maron talks with Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health security at the World Health Organization, about the current Ebola outbreak, the...

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As a virus travels from person to person it evolves and, sometimes, it becomes a better and more efficient killer. But researchers still do...

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SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology. Our society is running into problems with brain research. To identify...

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In the 2020s, NASA’s human spaceflight program will revolve around sending astronauts to high lunar orbit to study a small boulder robotically plucked from...