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Her Nobel Research Outshines Her Star Turn

Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold talks to Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about her work, which takes advantage of the evolution algorithm to make entirely new enzymes that can perform useful chemistry...

July 1, 2019

Chemists Investigate Casanova's Clap

In his memoirs, the womanizing writer Giacomo Casanova described suffering several bouts of gonorrhea—but researchers found no trace of the microbe on his handwritten journals. Karen Hopkin reports...

May 2, 2019 — Karen Hopkin

How the Black Hole Said Cheese

Scientific American 's chief features editor Seth Fletcher talks about his book Einstein's Shadow, an account of the long effort to image a black hole that recently came to fruition...

April 29, 2019 — Seth Fletcher and Steve Mirsky

Nobelist Says System of Science Offers Life Lessons

At an April 9th event sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and produced by Scientific American that honored Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, economist Paul Romer talked about how the social system of science offers hope for humanity and for how we can live with each other...

April 16, 2019 — Steve Mirsky
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