Sophie Bushwick is technology editor at Scientific American in New York, New York. Previously, she was a senior editor at Popular Science.
A New World, Shaped By COVID-19
A roundup of the COVID-19 stories that will define the “new normal,” including tracking spread through smartphone location data and ventilator triage.
Coaxing Nerves To Repair Breaks
Plus the evolution of culture, the mental effects of smartphones, and the sound of a mummy’s vocal tract.
Forecasting The Technology Of Tomorrow
We take a look at emerging technologies that are just about to bubble up and transform the world.
Quantum Supremacy Is Here—Allegedly
Google says its quantum computer has achieved in just 200 seconds what would take a supercomputer thousands of years. But IBM is pushing back.
A Clamp Down On Hurricane Dorian Data
Scientists were threatened with firings after the National Weather Service projections for Hurricane Dorian contradicted President Trump’s tweets.
Ebola Outbreak Now An International ‘Public Health Emergency’
The Ebola crisis in the D.R.C. is now the second biggest outbreak on record. That, and other science stories in the news this week.
International Shake-Up Over Warming Arctic
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rattles a climate change conversation with the Arctic Council—meanwhile, an early spring is snarling life in Alaska.
Blue Skies Forever? It’s Not As Cheery As It Sounds
Extreme conditions during climate change could cause the disappearance of stratocumulus clouds—for good.
The Science Issues Happening In Your Backyard
A state-by-state tour of the top science issues, from energy policy, pollution problems, water conservation, to meat labeling, and much more.
There Are Microplastics In Our Poop. Is It Bad For Us?
The invisible plastic particles in our poop. Plus organic food and health, changing hurricane patterns, and the waters of Mars.