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Voters Are Seldom Swayed by Local Campaign Stops

A survey during the 2012 election found that bus tours and visits to greasy spoons didn't do much to change voter opinions. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

August 19, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

The Future of Humanity

This package includes the current issue of Scientific American on the future of humanity, an issue from our archive on the future of the human brain, plus a seven-part feature on the future of science

August 17, 2016

Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education

Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.

August 15, 2016 — Robin Lloyd and Steve Mirsky

Pigeon Pb Proxies Could Cut Kids' Blood Tests

In neighborhoods where kids have an increased chance of exposure to toxic lead, pigeons also have higher blood lead levels—making the birds potential proxies for risk assessment.

August 15, 2016 — Jason G. Goldman