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Stories by Christie Nicholson

On the Hunt for Mammoth DNA

SciAm frequent contributor Charles Q. Choi writes from the Yukon on an expedition with researchers from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson
The Monitor, ep. 14--Summer Awesomeness

The Monitor, ep. 14--Summer Awesomeness

Like a summer blockbuster, this episode is full of thrills--magnets that turn off a reporter's ability to speak; indestructible unmanned aerial vehicles; and more...

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson, John Pavlus and Christopher Mims

World Science Festival: fun for the whole family

SciAm editors invite all to attend the World Science Festival in New York City, from May 28 to June 1. The festival takes place throughout New York, from a beach in Queens to the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan...

May 23, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

The Monitor, ep. 13--Colossal Squid, Narwhals and Improvisational Robotics

Scientists dissect the world's largest invertebrate; narwhals unseat polar bears as the most endangered mammal in the Arctic; introduced lizards underwent superfast evolution; and a new way to program robots that encourages them to improvise solutions to real-world problems...

May 6, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

The Monitor ep. 12--Autism and Video Games

Are video games linked to autism? Are we the only intelligent life in the galaxy? Is PETA's X Prize for artificial meat going to work?

April 30, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims
The Monitor ep. 11--Absence of Aid from U.S.S.R. Made Cubans Slimmer [Video]

The Monitor ep. 11--Absence of Aid from U.S.S.R. Made Cubans Slimmer [Video]

In this week's episode of Scientific American 's weekly news video roundup: bad times might lead to good health, the misuses of the iPod as a unit of storage, decisions happen seven seconds earlier than you think, and hear a Neandertal speak!...

April 25, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims
The Monitor Ep. 9 - Rake-Using Rodents and Olympic Doping Cheats

The Monitor Ep. 9 - Rake-Using Rodents and Olympic Doping Cheats

This week's science news video roundup includes rodents joining the club of tool users, Olympians with a gene that lets them beat doping tests, suspended animation via hydrogen sulfide and a network of earthquake-detecting laptops...

April 8, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims
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