Scientific American


Scientific American is the award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology innovations that matter.

With ahead-of-the-curve reporting, Scientific American continues to cover groundbreaking events in science and technology. First published in 1845, Scientific American is the leading source and authority for science, technology information and policy for a general audience. More than 150 Nobel laureates have written for Scientific American, most of whom wrote about their prize-winning works years before being recognized by the Nobel Committee.

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Scientific American continues to cover groundbreaking events in science and technology. An article prophetically entitled "Computers in Business" was published in 1954. From the successful launch of Telstar to a single-topic issue that identified "Key Technologies for the 21st Century," the magazine has alerted its audience to the expanding possibilities of communications. 

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Pooling our expertise from across Scientific American and Nature our in-house editors curate thematic overviews and stories from across modern science. In-depth anthologies containing our most relevant coverage of a single topic, provide a 360-degree view for consumers, educators, researchers, policy makers and students. Compilations continue to influence policy-making and education worldwide.

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Content highlights on Scientific American include "How Diversity Works" by Katherine W. Phillips on how being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working. Explore "Novel Math" by Mark Fischetti to find out how great literature is surprisingly arithmetic and read how society is impacted when scientists are discouraged from speaking out in "Go Public or Perish a Science".