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Scientific American kicks off its 175th anniversary year
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Like much of the U.S., New York City is in the grip of a bitter winter cold. According to a post by Scientific American‘s Larry Greenemeier, more than a century ago, the East River would freeze over every few decades, but ice floes are far less common these days...
Last night at the 87th Academy Awards, Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything...
In the fall of 2005, I and a couple hundred other new students at Columbia University's journalism school walked into a lecture hall for a series of welcome speeches, and two things happened that impressed me...
Diverse ideas and perspectives benefit science—as studies amply demonstrate—yet progress can be frustratingly slow. We think it's time to amplify the conversation.
Scientific American has recently been criticized for two posts that appeared on our blog network. The first was a guest post in April about Larry Summers' statement regarding women in science...