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Stories by Jen Christiansen

Aerial Fireworks, Illustrated

Aerial Fireworks, Illustrated

Graphics from the Scientific American archive provide a glimpse of the history and science of pyrotechnics

July 4, 2018 — Jen Christiansen
Pi City

Pi City

Data visualizers Martin Krzywinski and Jake Lever map city centers for an annual Pi Day art exploration

March 14, 2018 — Jen Christiansen

Circadian Rhythms, Illustrated

A graphic from the Scientific American archive provides a look into the brain’s molecular clock—research that contributed to this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine...

October 2, 2017 — Jen Christiansen
Unexplained Light Curves

Unexplained Light Curves

Boyajian’s star is dimming again. This graphic shows why that’s weird.

May 22, 2017 — Jen Christiansen
Interactive Brain Art

Interactive Brain Art

A new media installation at Columbia University renders the brain larger than life

May 2, 2017 — Jen Christiansen
Sleeping Beauties of Science

Sleeping Beauties of Science

Scientific American graphic about slumbering research papers wakes up for an award

April 7, 2017 — Jen Christiansen
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