Scientific American (17)

Is the Power Grid Getting More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

Rising computerization opens doors for increasingly aggressive adversaries, but defenses are better than many might think --

Cassini's "Grand Finale" Could Solve Saturn's Lingering Mysteries

In its last hours the spacecraft’s observations could reveal the origins of the planet’s rings—and more --

Cryptographers and Geneticists Unite to Analyze Genomes They Can't See

Computer-security methods could help scientists identify disease-causing genes—while preserving patient privacy --

How Washington Gridlock Delays High-Speed Broadband to Rural U.S.

Former Congressman Rick Boucher talks about how Congress and electric power lines could break the federal government’s net neutrality deadlock --

Trump Administration's Science Priorities "Better Than Feared"

But the White House memo completely omits climate science and space, emphasizing military tech and basic R&D --

Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their Crops

Researchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings --

Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Vaccines and Better Chemistry

Several immunizations show initial promise, but when they will be available remains murky --

Trump's EPA May Be Weakening Chemical Safety Law

The agency has released controversial new rules for evaluating a chemical’s risk --

The Imperfect Crime: How the WannaCry Hackers Could Get Nabbed

Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously --

How Do You Move a Giant Sequoia?

Boise, Idaho, recently relocated a century-old, living tree provided by John Muir --

The Air out There: Astronomers Aim to Find Atmospheres of Alien Earths

Is our nearest neighboring exoplanet, Proxima b, an 'Earth next door,' or is it a lifeless rock? --

The Air Out There: Astronomers Aim to Find Atmospheres of Alien Earths

Is our nearest neighboring exoplanet, Proxima b, an ‘Earth next door,’ or is it a lifeless rock? --

Nukes, Warheads and Guam: How Did We Get Here, and What Should Happen Next?

Sanctions won’t end ‘cold war’ with North Korea, but diplomacy is still on the table, one expert says --

Family Meal? Ancestral Humans May Have Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism

Patterns carved in an arm bone could mean the gruesome practice held some ceremonial value for Paleolithic people --

Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?

The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians --

Do You Hear What I Hear? Auditory Hallucinations Yield Clues to Perception

Psychics and psychosis sufferers alike hold beliefs that may predispose them to hearing voices --

Gene-Editing Success Brings Pig-to-Human Transplants Closer to Reality

CRISPR has enabled researchers to inactivate viruses in donor animals that may sicken humans --