Science Briefs From Around the World

Hello, I’m Scientific American assistant information editor Sarah Lewin Frasier. And right here’s a brief piece from the June 2020 problem of the journal, within the part...

Green Infrastructure Can Be Cheaper, More Effective than Dams

Tons of of research on nature-based options to excessive occasions present that “inexperienced infrastructure” is commonly cheaper and simpler than engineered tasks like dams, levees and sea...

Stiffer Roads Could Drive Down Carbon Emissions

While you stroll on a sandy seaside, it takes extra vitality than striding down a sidewalk—as a result of the load of your physique pushes into the...

Bizarre Nearby Star Offers Clues to Origins of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts

For a fraction of a second in late April, a hyper-magnetized star within the Milky Approach immediately blasted out radio power. Now scientists say that this sudden,...

The Messenger Is the Message

Behavioral scientist Stephen Martin and psychologist Joseph Marks speak about their e-book Messengers: Who We Hear To, Who We Do not, and Why. -- Learn extra on ScientificAmerican.com ...

Health Care Workers Don’t Want to Be Heroes

At no level in my life have I felt much less heroic than the final 5 months. And but, on or about March 2020, individuals started calling...

Young Great White Sharks Eat Off the Floor

The picture of a dorsal fin chopping by means of the ocean floor is iconic. However scientists finding out the abdomen contests of younger nice white sharks...

Switch in Mouse Brain Induces a Deep Slumber Similar to Hibernation

A well-worn science-fiction trope imagines house vacationers going into suspended animation as they head into deep house. Nearer to actuality are precise efforts to sluggish organic processes...

Family Estrangement–Why Families Cut Ties and How to Mend Them

Household estrangement is certainly one of my most requested subjects from listeners and readers dealing with the loss and isolation they really feel when somebody cuts household...

How to Set a Price on Carbon Pollution

Ask any economist how we must always reply to local weather change, and they'll let you know that the simplest technique is to place a worth on...

Must Read