The Movies, 1917 [Slide Show]

Movie Scenery: The Temple of Moloch from the silent film Cabiria (1914) by Giovanni Pastrone. Credits: Scientific American, June 13, 1914Drama: The original caption...

Ancient Human DNA Found in Cave Dirt

Fossilized skulls and skeletons found in European caves gave us our first glimpse of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. And a finger bone, found...

Schizophrenia's Unyielding Mysteries

Scientific American May 2017Gene studies were supposed to reveal the disorder's roots. That didn't happen. Now scientists are broadening the searchLast year, when researchers...

HPV vaccine as cancer prevention is a message that needs to catch on

Cancer prevention isn’t the first thing that comes to many parents’ minds when they consider vaccinating their preteens against human papillomavirus, or HPV. And...

6 Secrets Infants Can Teach Adults about Learning

About seven years ago, I started learning how to paint as a hobby. I was pretty terrible. Everything looked flat, I did not have...

Ocean acidification may hamper food web’s nitrogen-fixing heroes

A hard look at experimental setups may start to explain dueling predictions on whether ocean acidification will boost, or choke, vital marine nitrogen fixers....