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The Errors of Albert

The Errors of Albert

Physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, talks about his article "What Einstein Got Wrong," in Scientific American’s September issue, devoted to the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of general relativity  

September 2, 2015 — Steve Mirsky
Public Health Hero Jimmy Carter; <i>SA</i> Turns 170

Public Health Hero Jimmy Carter; SA Turns 170

Jimmy Carter talks about his public health efforts to eradicate guinea worm and improve global mental health and women's health. Plus, magazine collector Steven Lomazow brings part of his collection to the Scientific American 170th birthday party 

August 31, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Mariette DiChristina
Terse Titles Cited

Terse Titles Cited

Scientific papers with shorter titles receive more citations than those with long-winded headings  

August 31, 2015 — Karen Hopkin
Olympics Loser Boston Wins Big Economically

Olympics Loser Boston Wins Big Economically

Smith College sports economist Andrew Zimbalist talks about why the Olympics is almost always a big financial hardship for the host city, a subject he treats at length in his book Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup. Recorded at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in New York City

August 6, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

Happy 170th to Scientific American!

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina reflects on Scientific American's evolution from an aspirational weekly broadsheet to the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S. with 14 local language editions around the world

August 1, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina