Scientific American Magazine Vol 328 Issue 1

Scientific American

Volume 328, Issue 1

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This Spiritual Tradition Could Be the Most Poetic Bereavement Therapy Ever Documented

A mourning ritual of dialogues with the dead speaks to the fragility of theological diversity

How Star Collisions Forge the Universe's Heaviest Elements

Scientists have new evidence about how cosmic cataclysms forge gold, platinum and other heavy members of the periodic table

New Human Metabolism Research Upends Conventional Wisdom about How We Burn Calories

Metabolism studies reveal surprising insights into how we burn calories—and how cooperative food production helped Homo sapiens flourish

The Universe Is Not Locally Real, and the Physics Nobel Prize Winners Proved It

Elegant experiments with entangled light have laid bare a profound mystery at the heart of reality


Rare Animals' Microbiomes Harbor Survival Secrets
Mighty Morphin' Turtle Robot Goes Amphibious by Shifting Leg Shape
Predators Act like Butterflies' Eyespots Are Looking Right at Them
Electric Countdown Tells Sleeping Spores When to Wake Up
Lab-Made Motors Could Move and Glow in Cells
Science News Briefs from around the World: January 2023
Bacteria and Fungi Can 'Walk' across the Surface of Our Teeth
Your Cats Can Tell When You're Speaking to Them
Storm-Chasing Seabirds Ride Out Hurricanes from Inside
Ball-Rolling Bumble Bees Just Wanna Have Fun
A Supersmeller Can Detect the Scent of Parkinson's, Leading to an Experimental Test for the Illness
If Future Humans Terraformed a New Earth, Could They Get It Right?
The Science Agenda
What's on the Horizon for 2023
Readers Respond to the September 2022 Issue
The Science of Health
How Diet Builds Better Bones: Surprising Findings on Vitamin D, Coffee, and More
From the Editor
How Metabolism, Heavy Elements and Quantum Entanglement Really Work
Graphic Science
A New Map Tracks the World's Largest Glaciers
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: January 2023
Poem: 'Weight'
Hilaree Nelson Was One of the Greatest Adventurers Ever
A Sustainable Economy Depends on Sustainable Materials
The New Era of Biofuels Raises Environmental Concerns
Why Recycling Isn't the Answer to the Plastic Pollution Problem
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Why All 3 R's Are Critical to a Circular Economy
How to Construct Buildings That Have a Positive Impact on Climate and Biodiversity
How Water Cycles Can Help Prevent Disastrous Floods and Drought
Why It's So Hard to Recycle Plastic
Chemists Are Figuring Out How to Recycle Our Clothes
E-Waste Could Become a 'Gold Mine' for Rare-Earth Elements
U.S. Secretary of the Interior: Satellites Will Help Us Fight Climate Change
Mind Matters
Voice Training Is a Medical Necessity for Many Transgender People
The Universe
The Brightest Gamma-Ray Burst Ever Recorded Rattled Earth's Atmosphere