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Tiny Metaphors for an Ever-Changing World

Tiny Metaphors for an Ever-Changing World

Delicate sculptures of fallen leaves crocheted together with cotton string are a sobering reminder of our greatest architectural feats' impermanence.

September 12, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
The Humble Art of Sketching

The Humble Art of Sketching

Though many science artists work in digital media these days, there is still no getting around the fact that the better their foundational drawing skills are, the better artists they are...

September 11, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
It's Like a Labor Day Fable

It's Like a Labor Day Fable

It's like a Labour Day fable.   Few artists could be more important to what this day stands for than Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Let's take a look at how science and technology appear in a famously destroyed and re-created painting...

September 7, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
Signed by the Artist, Tagged by the Sea

Signed by the Artist, Tagged by the Sea

Most art is destined for the walls of a gallery where it would be frowned upon (to say the least) if you, say, decided to add a few thoughtful sharpie marks to a painting or two. But this artist invites collaboration by installing his sculptures on the bottom of the ocean and letting the sea creatures have their way with them...

September 2, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

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
Buried at Sea, but Not Dead Yet

Buried at Sea, but Not Dead Yet

Being buried at sea generally involves the unfortunate act of dying, but science artist Jason deCaires Taylor has figured out a way around it as he constructs the Atlantic Ocean's first underwater museum...

September 1, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

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

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

August 31, 2015 — Karen Hopkin
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