Jun 27, 2016
What do people blog about, why do people write for blogs, and who reads them?
Read MoreApr 13, 2016
In the microgravity environment of outer space, flames burn very differently than they do on Earth. Understanding those differences not only helps researchers grasp the properties of combustion and burning, but is also crucial for outer-space missions.
Read MoreDec 7, 2015
With natural history collections in decline, what's a busy researcher to do with specimens from past studies?
Read MoreOct 10, 2015
[VIDEO] Determining whether your food is safe to eat could soon be as simple as activating an app and
pointing your mobile phone at the meal on your plate. In the latest in our series of Google Hangouts with Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturers, Omowunmi Sadik discusses biosensors—what they are, how they work, and how they can help us determine whether our food contains unsafe levels of pathogens. Along the way, Dr. Sadik also talks about electrochemical "fingerprints," nanotechnology ethics, regulatory processes, and the patenting process, as well as her early years of studying science in Lagos, Nigeria.
Read MoreFeb 9, 2015
When I have the opportunity to review the older issues of American Scientist, I always find a few gems that seem to stand the test of time...Read more.