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Pirates Needed Science, Too

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy

September 19, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

Here's Looking at Humanity, Kid

Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American , devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human chromosome 2 and what it tells us about us...

September 5, 2018 — Gary Stix and Steve Mirsky

Favorite Wine Grapes May Need Genetic Help

Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks.

July 10, 2018 — Steve Mirsky
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World