Scientific American Magazine Vol 328 Issue 6

Scientific American

Volume 328, Issue 6

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Physicists Make Matter out of Light to Find Quantum Singularities

Experiments that imitate solid materials with light waves reveal the quantum basis of exotic physical effects

Dissociative Identity Disorder is Stigmatized. Here's How One Therapist Helped 'Parts' Work Together

Therapy for dissociative identity disorder has aimed to meld many personalities into one. But that’s not the only solution, a caring therapist shows

What Is the Future of Fusion Energy?

Nuclear fusion won’t arrive in time to fix climate change, but it could be essential for our future energy needs

How Greyhound Racing Drove the Evolution of a Superparasite

The greyhound racing industry has been implicated in the rise of drug resistance in hookworms—which can infect dogs and humans

When Disaster Strikes, Is Climate Change to Blame?

Scientists are specifying how much damage climate change is adding to extreme weather events, potentially influencing court cases, insurance claims and public policy

This Ancient Language Has the Only Grammar Based Entirely on the Human Body

An endangered language family suggests that early humans used their bodies as a model for reality

The Most Boring Number in the World Is ...

That prime numbers and powers of 2 fascinate many people comes as no surprise. In fact, all numbers split into two camps: interesting and boring


This Tiny Fish Can Recognize Itself in Photos
Some Lizards Can Smell Their Rivals' Size
Science News Briefs from around the World: June 2023
We Live in the Rarest Type of Planetary System
New Material Is Squishy, Conductive and Self-Healing
Cute and Ugly Pygmy Lorises Are Actually Two Different Species
That Tip-of-the-Tongue Feeling May Be an Illusion
A Number System Invented by Inuit Schoolchildren Will Make Its Silicon Valley Debut
Mice with Two Fathers? Researchers Develop Egg Cells from Male Mice
Rare, Dust-Shrouded Dying Star Revealed in New JWST Image
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: June 2023
Readers Respond to the February 2023 Issue
When a Wildfire Burns a City Built for Extracting Oil
Graphic Science
Scientists Solve Star Spin Mystery
From the Editor
Answering Questions about Boring Numbers, Disasters, Fusion, and More
Why Nuclear Fusion Won't Solve the Climate Crisis
The Science Agenda
We Need to Better Regulate Nutraceuticals
Poem: 'Lyrebird'
The Science of Health
Too Much 'Good' Cholesterol Can Harm the Heart
It's Time To Rethink the Origins of Pain
Mind Matters
Many Differences between Liberals and Conservatives May Boil Down to One Belief
The Universe
Light Pollution Is Dimming Our View of the Sky, and It's Getting Worse
Millions of People Living with HIV Are Alive, Thanks to a 20-Year Public Health Effort