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Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the longest continuously published magazine in the US and the home of the most exciting authors presenting the most dynamic ideas in science today. As the leading popular source and authority on science, technology, and innovation, Scientific American’s award-winning scientist-authored content engages, educates and inspires current and future generations of curious citizens and public and private sector leaders.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

- Optimization for iPhoneX users to improve the usability
- New edition labels on the buttons within the storefront
- New filter bar to highlight filters found in your feed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 Ratings

Skeptical Observer ,

Long record

Scientific American has a long history of high quality science review articles that are accurate and highly readable. They lack the detail found in Nature and Science, but this makes them more accessible to those with a passion for science but technical experience in one of its many sub-branches who like keeping up with advances beyond their discipline.
A valuable subscription.

YH-88 ,

Fantastic Publication and Good App

I have been waiting for the App version to come out for a while and I am quite pleased with the result. This is a fantastic publication with many noteworthy regular columnists; interesting and insightful content; and for those in the science and research community, it is indexed! I was recommended this and now would recommend it to all.

Geo-1 ,

A great and informative magazine!

I've been reading SA since 1964, this kinda makes me ancient...But for the past 4 years have been using the app..great but needs a bit more tweaking..I still get the hard copy though..old habits die hard..
George from Oz


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16.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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