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The Importance of Holiday Cards

Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist?

December 24, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa

Getting Robots to Say No

Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the January Scientific American titled "The Case for Robot Disobedience."...

December 21, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

The Breakfast Economy

Whether or not breakfast actually is the most important meal of the day, the real emphasis seems to be on keeping weekday breakfast as low-key as possible

December 19, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa

The Future of Symbiartic

After 5.5 years, Symbiartic on Scientific American is swappin’ shells like a hermit crab. Kalliopi Monoyios, Katie McKissick, and Glendon Mellow say good-bye, and share a bit of what the future holds...

December 16, 2016 — Kalliopi Monoyios, Katie McKissick and Glendon Mellow
Museums Will Rescue Us

Museums Will Rescue Us [Video]

Museums, art galleries and libraries are poised once again to be civilization's rescuers. And they are up to the task like never before

December 15, 2016 — Glendon Mellow
Save the Only Gallery Dedicated to Science Art!

Save the Only Gallery Dedicated to Science Art!

The country's only gallery dedicated to science and art is in danger of closing. If they raise the $20,000 needed to renew their lease before December 31, they can continue their pioneering work bridging art and science...

December 14, 2016 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Prehistoric Fish

Glendon Mellow continues painting from old SciArt drawings to find inspiration to go forward.

December 13, 2016 — Glendon Mellow

Three Historical Examples of "Fake News"

History is littered with examples where the the facts were altered to suit a specific purpose. Here are three instances where falsified public accounts were used to chart the course of history...

December 4, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa
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