Discover Magazine will amaze you, enlighten you, and open your eyes to the awe and wonder of science and technology. Discover reveals secrets, solves mysteries, and debunks old myths. Discover shares new findings and shows you what makes our universe tick.
Test, and Test Again
THE CRUX • THE LATEST SCIENCE NEWS AND NOTES
Nature’s Jump Drive • A new machine may be the tipping point for making DNA-based data storage mainstream.
Dragon Races • Two scientists realize that before you can find out how dragonflies migrate, you have to catch them.
The Human Cost of Climate Change
Well, Well, Well
Domino Effect • A woman is on a roller coaster of cardiac arrest. What’s wreaking havoc on her heart?
#Wildlife • Researchers tap a treasure trove of observations in social media posts by amateur photographers.
THE FIX IS IN • Could a marriage between corn and bacteria solve the world’s fertilizer problem?
A CENTURY OF AMMONIA
GO BIG • A quartet of giant telescopes will kick off a new era of discovery.
10 EXPERIMENTS That Changed Everything • Short on tech, long on ideas, early thinkers redefined our world.
ERATOSTHENES MEASURES THE WORLD
WILLIAM HARVEY TAKES THE PULSE OF NATURE
GREGOR MENDEL CULTIVATES GENETICS
ISAAC NEWTON EYES OPTICS
MICHELSON AND MORLEY WHIFF ON ETHER
MARIE CURIE’S WORK MATTERS
IVAN PAVLOV SALIVATES AT THE IDEA
ROBERT MILLIKAN GETS A CHARGE
YOUNG, DAVISSON AND GERMER SEE PARTICLES DO THE WAVE
ROBERT PAINE STRESSES STARFISH
ADDICTED, MORE OR LESS • Your genes influence how easily you get hooked.
OUT THERE • POWERED BY ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE
Where Did Earth’s Water Come From? • Most astronomers believe asteroids carried water to early Earth. But new research suggests it may have come from even closer to home.
What Is Heavy Water?
The Women in the Moon • The mountain named after Marilyn Lovell made her one of a handful of women immortalized on the moon.
The Manhattan Project for Depression • As suicide rates reach new heights, researchers launch a quest to identify the genetic basis of the disorder.
Discovery of “Stem Cell Organ” Reveals Cure for Old Age • Plays key role in healing process; restores joints, brain, heart, bone strength, skin, and blood sugar to youthful levels in clinical studies
83-Year-Old ‘Teenager’ Reveals Amazing ‘Time Machine’ Secret! • Now we know why older men in Italy are famous for keeping their energy and passion well into their 80s!