Sophie Bushwick is technology editor at Scientific American in New York, New York. Previously, she was a senior editor at Popular Science.
Despite Superconductor Breakthrough, Some Scientists Remain Skeptical
The new superconductor has exciting potential uses, but the team behind the breakthrough recently had another superconductor study retracted.
Early Migration To North America Likely Wasn’t A One-Way Road
New genomic research reveals ancient peoples didn’t just travel from Asia to North America; they likely journeyed back too.
There Are Now Eight Billion People On Earth. What’s Next?
Projections show that population growth will slow down in the coming decades.
Hurricane Ian Destroys Iconic Florida House Meant To Survive Hurricanes
Rising sea levels and Hurricane Ian finally destroyed the Cape Romano Dome House in Florida, built to withstand the elements.
California Accelerates Its Push For Electric Cars
The state’s decision to end sales of new gasoline cars by 2025 may have a big impact on the automobile industry.
Decades Of Alzheimer’s Research Could Be Based On Fraudulent Data
Plus, the moon may have pockets of pleasant temperature, and why a space vacation would be terrible for global warming on Earth.
Higher Temperatures Are Bad For The Body
As the world heats up, the human body will be put under increased strain.
Protecting Piping Plovers Isn’t A Walk On The Beach
Piping plovers face a myriad of threats: predators, flooding, and human development. But volunteers are intervening to help them survive.
This Glove Takes Inspiration From An Octopus’ Arm
When a team of engineers were designing a glove that could pick up objects underwater, they turned to octopus’ arms for inspiration.
For The Love Of Volcanoes
“Fire of Love,” a new documentary by director Sara Dosa, charts the career and relationship of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Kraft.