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"Coding for All": Is It a Smart Goal for Schools?

From the White House to Silicon Valley, the call for all students to learn computer programming is growing louder. Yet some critics of this vision point to logistical hurdles, and others worry about industry dictating the curriculum. Is coding for all a realistic goal—and is it one that American schools should be pursuing?

By Annie Murphy Paul

To Bennu and Back

The OSIRIS-REx probe's journey to the asteroid Bennu will answer questions about our deepest past and possible futures

By Dante S. Lauretta

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Facebook Experiments with AI

Scientific American discusses artificial-intelligence research with pioneer Yann LeCun, who leads Facebook’s efforts to build a smarter social media site. Go to


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