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Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 160 years.

Evolution

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On May 23, 1707, a child was born in the Swedish countryside who would go on to alter the course of science forever. Carl...

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Life began in the sea and continues to flourish there, undetected by modern science and invisible to the human eye—until now. A new survey...

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Lee Dugatkin, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist at the University of Louisville, talks about his article in the June issue of Scientific American called...

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The largest animals to ever walk the Earth were the long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs known as the sauropods, and the most famous of these giants...

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Modern European languages tend to share their names with the places they're spoken. Swedish: Sweden. German: Germany. And so on. But where'd they come...

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Obesity stems primarily from the overconsumption of food paired with insufficient exercise. But this elementary formula cannot explain how quickly the obesity epidemic has...