Mar 27, 2017
A talk by Zhen Gu, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, who uses materials that are responsive to biological cues in order to house and deliver medications.
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A discussion about how to address the uncertainty about science's role in our federal government and the consequences of political interference.
Read More Feb 21, 2017
In this live video Q&A, plant biologist George Weiblen discusses what he's learned since 2001, when he became the first scientist with approval to grow marijuana and hemp in the lab.
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A new form of carbon—Q-carbon—is harder than diamonds and out of the lab.
Read More Jan 25, 2017
A Q&A with a research geologist on landscape evolution, flooding, and the intersection of landscapes and people.
Read More Jan 18, 2017
How do you see the color of objects that are smaller than the smallest wavelength of visible light?
Read More Jan 2, 2017
The most popular articles on our website over the year, 2016.
Read More Dec 26, 2016
It’s been a full year of blogging at American Scientist. Here are the highlights!
Read MoreDec 20, 2016
It’s been another great year of reviewing books at American Scientist. Here are the highlights!
Read More Dec 2, 2016
An interview with a health scientist about chemotherapy-use among pregnant cancer patients.
Read More Nov 7, 2016
Unequivocally deny scientific results? No, that’s saying there's certainty when there must be doubt.
Read More Oct 26, 2016
If you’re considering how to write for, speak to, or have conversations with those who may be resistant to the idea that climate change is happening and is caused by human activities, here is an overview of communication ideas that the climate change literature has explored so far.
Read More Oct 17, 2016
A low-emission method of combustion is full of puzzles and potential.
Read More Oct 14, 2016
A Q&A with a research physicist on the future of energy production via nuclear power.
Read More Oct 13, 2016
An interview with aerospace engineer Billy Beggs about the first ever graphene-coated airplane, built by his team.
Read More Sep 16, 2016
A Q&A with a psychology researcher on the stress and subsequent events caused by improper sleep.
Read More Sep 9, 2016
As the climate changes, wetlands around the world experience major shifts in their functioning that can put biodiversity and ecosystem services at risk. Understanding these changes can enable better wetlands management and restoration.
Read More Aug 25, 2016
The term lacks a coherent meaning and leads to unnecessary polarization, mistrust, disrespectfulness, and confusion around science issues.
Read MoreAug 4, 2016
Digital features editor Katie L. Burke attended the EuroScience Open Forum, Europe's largest general science conference, last week. Below, she sums up the major take-home messages of the conference through Storify, organizing announcements and conversations on Twitter. Jul 28, 2016
Initial studies from the U.S. National Toxicology Program indicate that black cohosh extract—widely marketed to treat women's health issues—is genotoxic.