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Stories by George Musser

What Is Spacetime?

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?

1 hour ago — George Musser

Juno Arrives at Jupiter

After a do-or-die engine burn the second spacecraft ever to orbit Jupiter is preparing to revolutionize our view of the giant planet 

July 4, 2016 — George Musser
As Ice Forms, It Can Create Amazing Spirals

As Ice Forms, It Can Create Amazing Spirals

In our February issue, Scientific American had an article on the phenomenon of liquid-rope coiling--the way that viscous fluids curl as they fall onto a surface, forming what looks like a miniature basket.

May 5, 2014 — George Musser

Amanda Gefters Ultimate Reality Party

Last night I had the pleasure of going to Amanda Gefters book party, celebrating the release of Trespassing on Einsteins Lawn. I first got to know Gefter a decade ago when she audaciously contacted Sci Am to pitch her first-ever science story, and I followed her later career at New Scientist with admiration.

January 17, 2014 — George Musser