VOLUME 105 | NUMBER 2 | March 2017
Creativity assumes a variety of natural, yet imaginary, forms in these painstakingly carved paper sculptures.
Techniques that analyze the consistency of elements within an image can help to determine whether it is real or manipulated.
A simple machine can take on myriad forms to get the job done, but all the variations still operate on the same mechanical principles.
The story of radon’s study in public health can be a guide for how to best weigh the pros and cons of radiation use.
Andy Field’s An Adventure in Statistics, provides solid statistical instruction, and it does so like no other textbook: Field has embedded his lessons in a novel-length science fiction story illustrated with graphic-novel artwork.
When Mount St. Helens exploded in May 1980, predicting volcanic eruptions was still a nascent science. As Steve Olson demonstrates in Eruption, the lack of clear scientific guidance and an absence of straightforward jurisdictional relationships fostered government inaction at all levels, with disastrous results.
The James Webb Space Telescope, originally intended for scanning the outer reaches of the cosmos, is now expected to break new ground exploring exoplanets.
This ubiquitous diabetes drug took a convoluted route to become the standard of care, and is still finding new uses.
Too small to be seen by the human eye, nanoparticles are already transforming many scientific fields, from electrical engineering to materials science. Now scientists are working to optimize production.
A pressure-sensitive paint is helping NASA accurately model the extreme forces that spacecraft experience during launch.
Q&A with one of the first plant biologists registered to study cannabis.
Even in places where nature is perceptibly altered by human actions, the number of species does not necessarily decline.
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