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Stories by Mariette DiChristina253 articles archived since 1845

Public Health Hero Jimmy Carter; SA Turns 170

Jimmy Carter talks about his public health efforts to eradicate guinea worm and improve global mental health and women's health. Plus, magazine collector Steven Lomazow brings part of his collection to the Scientific American 170th birthday party 

August 31, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Mariette DiChristina

Alien Intelligence Search Gets Major New Push

Entrepreneur and former physicist Yuri Milner talks about the just-announced $100-million Breakthrough Listen Project to search for extraterrestrial technological civilizations 

July 20, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Mariette DiChristina

Happy 170th to Scientific American!

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina reflects on Scientific American's evolution from an aspirational weekly broadsheet to the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S. with 14 local language editions around the world

August 1, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

Scientific American Presents a Beetle Curator

Max Barclay curates insects at London's Museum of Natural History. He discovered the only known beetles collected by the famed 19th century explorer, Dr. David Livingstone, in a dusty old box.

May 22, 2015 — Eliene Augenbraun and Mariette DiChristina

Quantum Shorts 2014 Winners [Video]

The word "quantum" describes something very small but interest in the topic looms large for many of us at Scientific American. So we were pleased this year to partner again with the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore on the Quantum Shorts 2014 Contest.

April 27, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

Nobelist Talks about Exercise and Chromosome Integrity

In a Google Hangout Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn and Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina discuss the relationship between exercise and telomere length, which is related to diseases of aging

 

April 9, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina and Steve Mirsky

Fins, Feathers and Friends

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the May/June 2015 issue of Scientific American MIND

May 1, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina