Scientific American Magazine Vol 329 Issue 4

Scientific American

Volume 329, Issue 4

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Can We Save Every Species from Extinction?

The Endangered Species Act requires that every U.S. plant and animal be saved from extinction, but after 50 years, we have to do much more to prevent a biodiversity crisis

The Theory That Men Evolved to Hunt and Women Evolved to Gather Is Wrong

The influential idea that in the past men were hunters and women were not isn’t supported by the available evidence

Grammar Changes How We See, an Australian Language Shows

An Aboriginal language provides unexpected insight into how language influences perception

The Evolutionary Reasons We Are Drawn to Horror Movies and Haunted Houses

Scary play lets people—and other animals—rehearse coping skills for disturbing challenges in the real world

How New Advances in Organ Transplants Are Saving Lives

Advances are increasing the supply of organs. But this isn’t enough. Enter the genetically modified donor pig

What It Takes to Grow Crystals in Space

Researcher Debbie G. Senesky builds materials that can work on Venus


From the Editor
Women Who Hunt, Organ Transplants and 50 Years of the Endangered Species Act
Why Settling Mars Is a Terrible Idea
Wildlife Poop Is the Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of
New Models Could Predict Climate Change Effects with Unprecedented Detail
Science News Briefs from around the World: November 2023
The Worst Wildfires Are Started by People. Here's How
'Olfactory Training' during Sleep Could Help Your Memory
Seals Show Scientists an Unknown Antarctic Canyon
'Heartbreak' Stars Cause Enormous, Tumultuous Waves in Their Partners
New Results Reveal How to Build a Nuclear Clock
Mapping the 'Unknome' May Reveal Critical Genes Scientists Have Ignored
New Portable Breast Cancer Scanner Can Fit in a Bra
Endangered California Condors Get Bird Flu Vaccine
Neuroscientists Re-create Pink Floyd Song from Listeners' Brain Activity
Turtle Shells Record Nuclear History
Poems: 'Fractal' and 'In Practice'
Readers Respond to the June 2023 Issue
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
History: November 2023
The Science of Health
Ways to Extend Your Healthy Years, Not Just Your Life
What Went Wrong with a Highly Publicized COVID Mask Analysis?
The Science Agenda
Protecting Plants and Animals at Risk Must Start before They Need the Endangered Species Act
Graphic Science
See How Humans around the World Spend the 24 Hours in a Day
AI Can't Solve This Famous Murder Mystery Puzzle
The Universe
How Seeing the Milky Way Helped Us Discover the Whole Universe
Mind Matters
Why Just One Sleepless Night Makes People Emotionally Fragile
Red Meat Allergy Caused by Tick Bite Is Spreading--And Nearly Half of Doctors Don't Know about It