Scientific American Magazine Vol 327 Issue 3

Scientific American

Volume 327, Issue 3

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How the Inside of a Black Hole Is Secretly on the Outside

Mysterious “islands” help to explain what happens to information that falls into a black hole

The First Milky Way Black Hole Image Lets Scientists Test Physics

The first image of the behemoth at the center of our galaxy opens new avenues for understanding the nature of black holes

How Facebook Is Saving Snakes

Snake-identification groups on social media are turning serpent haters into appreciators

Better Atmospheric River Forecasts Are Giving Emergency Planners More Time to Prepare for Flooding

Knowing when torrents of rain will strike can save property and lives

Black Hole Mysteries Solved

Recent theoretical and observational results have revealed new secrets about these shadowy objects, with deep implications for more than just black holes themselves

How Physicists Cracked a Black Hole Paradox

Quantum entanglement and spacetime wormholes helped to solve a long-standing quandary

Black Hole Discovery Helps to Explain Quantum Nature of the Cosmos

New insights from black hole research may elucidate the cosmological event horizon

We Asked GPT-3 to Write an Academic Paper about Itself--Then We Tried to Get It Published

An artificially intelligent first author presents many ethical questions—and could upend the publishing process


Blind Cave Fish May Trade Color for Energy
Quantum Tunneling Makes DNA More Unstable
Strange Tree Fern Has a Surprisingly Enormous Genome
News Briefs from around the World: September 2022
New Classification Reveals Just How Many Ways Minerals Form
How Sea Creatures Pack a Tiny Propulsive Sting
Parasites Are Choosy about Where They Live
Ice-Covered Volcanoes Offer Secret Eruption Warning
Eye Tests May Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
Spiky 'Sleep Spindles' Linked to Acts of Learning
Cilia Are Minuscule Wonders, and Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out How to Mimic Them
Readers Respond to the May 2022 Issue
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: September 2022
The Science Agenda
We Need More Health Clinics at Schools
The Science of Health
Your Body Has a Clever Way to Detect How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day
The Public Wants Scientists to Be More Involved in Policy Debates
Poem: 'Aerogel: A Quintain'
Octavia E. Butler's Legacy of Time Travel
From the Editor
New Solutions to Black Holes, Snake Phobia and Forecasting Atmospheric Rivers
Mind Matters
Cowboy Culture Doesn't Have a Monopoly on Innovation
Graphic Science
How Medication Abortion with RU-486/Mifepristone Works
Science Shows How to Protect Kids' Mental Health, but It's Being Ignored