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The Equation for a Happy Mother's Day

What's the most important holiday in May? Obviously it's Mother's Day. But did you know there's an equation that can help you celebrate Mom? Keep on reading to find out what it is!

May 6, 2015 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Effective Communication, Better Science

Science communication is part of a scientist's everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others.

February 24, 2015 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

3 Super Bowl Fun Facts

Want to amaze your friends at that Super Bowl party you're going to? All you have to do is hit 'em with some Super Bowl math fun facts. Keep on reading to learn what they are!

January 28, 2015 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

The Murals of Scientific American Founder Rufus Porter

Perhaps the tweet below from editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina last weekend shouldn’t have been a surprise. After all, I knew that Rufus Porter, founding editor and publisher of Scientific American, was a well-rounded fellow...

January 23, 2015 — Jen Christiansen

The Obligation of Gifts

For those of you with Christmas trees, they probably look a little barren following the unwrapping of presents. What did you get for Christmas?

December 26, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Mars' First Close-up

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Mariner IV spacecraft (November 28, 1964). In total, the mission gave us 21 complete images of Mars, including this, our first close view of the planet—courtesy of data transmitted by the interplanetary probe and earth-bound scientists wielding pastels (below)...

November 28, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Art and Science of the Moiré

I’m a bit obsessed with Scientific American covers, but my knowledge of the archive during the years before my time on staff is broad rather than deep.

September 15, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

The Stories Our Refrigerators Tell

The refrigerator gives us a claimable space that serves as a center in our home. In fact, if you were spend 10 minutes anywhere in someone's home, I'd argue that the refrigerator would probably tell you the most about that person...

May 20, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
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