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East River Ice Floes

East River Ice Floes

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...

February 25, 2015 — Curtis Brainard

Science Media Beset With Gender Gaps

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...

August 21, 2014 — Curtis Brainard
Welcome to Voices, a Blog to Celebrate Diversity

Welcome to Voices, a Blog to Celebrate Diversity

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.

July 2, 2014 — Curtis Brainard

A Response to Recent Criticism

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...

July 2, 2014 — Curtis Brainard
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