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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

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
The Lure of Light

The Lure of Light

"A sea turtle's life begins in darkness," writes John R. Platt of SciAm's Extinction Countdown blog. Buried in nests along the beach about 50 centimeters below the surface, they must first break out of their eggs before climbing and scraping their way up through the sand...

May 13, 2014 — Curtis Brainard
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