Sophie Bushwick is technology editor at Scientific American in New York, New York. Previously, she was a senior editor at Popular Science.
A Maggot Revolution In Modern Medicine
Fly larvae have been used to cure wounds for thousands of years. Researchers say they’re still more useful than you might think.
The Science Behind Cryptid Sightings
The existence of sea serpents and Bigfoot might never be proved. But a cryptozoologist explains why understanding their appeal is still important.
Listen To The Haunting Howls That Once Permeated Europe
Iberian wolves were once common in Europe. Now they’re in danger of extinction. A field recordist captured a soundscape of their howls.
Stories From Those On The Frontlines Of Sea Level Rise
As seas rise, what do frontline communities want and need? Trust, agency—and money.
Ice-Hunting Lunar Rover Robot Gets A Landing Site
NASA chose a landing site for its first-ever robotic moon rover, VIPER, slated to launch in 2023 to look for ice near the lunar south pole.
With Delta Rising, New Rules On Masks And Vaccines
The CDC has issued new guidance on mask-wearing as COVID-19 infection rates increase around the country.
The Long Tail Of Long COVID
Plus, more details on the highly transmissible delta COVID-19 variant and what happens when a spider eats a snake.
California’s Climate Program Is Actually Adding Carbon To The Atmosphere
An investigation reveals the state’s emissions program has been overestimating climate benefits of its offsets.
Is The Truth About UFOs Out There?
A much-anticipated government report examines “unexplained aerial phenomena” seen by Navy pilots.
Making Music To Sharpen Aging Brains
In early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, playing musical instruments may benefit memory and slow cognitive decline.