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Stories by Robin Lloyd

Flint's Water and Environmental Justice

The University of Michigan's Paul Mohai, a leading researcher of issues related to environmental justice, talked about the Flint water crisis at a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, attended by Scientific American contributing editor Robin Lloyd. 

October 17, 2016 — Robin Lloyd and Steve Mirsky

Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education

Each summer, the National Center for Science Education organizes a boat trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to bring visitors face to wall-face with striking examples of geologic and evolutionary processes.

August 15, 2016 — Robin Lloyd and Steve Mirsky

Migratory Birds: What a Long-Range Trip It's Been

Ornithologist Eduardo Inigo-Elias, senior research associate with the conservation science program at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, talks about the challenges of studying migratory birds and how improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba will help his field    

June 18, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Robin Lloyd
HPV Cancers in Men Take Off

HPV Cancers in Men Take Off

A male-centric vaccination approach might be more effective at combating the STD

March 2, 2015 — Robin Lloyd

Comedy about Isaac Newton Enlightens

Haskell King plays Isaac Newton in the Ensemble Studio Theater production of "Isaac's Eye." Isaac Newton, the giant of classical physics and co-inventor of calculus, was a pill.

February 28, 2013 — Robin Lloyd
Do Birds Really Migrate South for the Winter? [Video]

Do Birds Really Migrate South for the Winter? [Video]

In a demonstration of the power of citizen science, millions of data points collected by laypeople helped generate stunning North American bird migration forecasts for more than 300 species

February 13, 2013 — Robin Lloyd

40 Years of Health Care for Women-Including Access to Abortion Services

Today’s political rhetoric in the U.S. makes it easy to fall into the trap of viewing abortion services as outside the realm of women’s health care—but a recent event in Manhattan belied that logical flaw, just as Scientific American did in an editorial in its May 2012 issue.

January 22, 2013 — Robin Lloyd

SA Biology Blogger Wins L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship

The Miss America pageant is often judged to be somewhat of an insult to women. So I was once surprised to learn that the Miss America Organization is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance to younger women.

September 21, 2012 — Robin Lloyd

Massive Genomics Center Set to Open in Lower Manhattan

An artist's rendition of the New York Genome Center exterior at 101 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. Credit: NYGC NEW YORK—For a spot news junkie, the sight of a podium-studded dais surrounded by people holding up recording devices is irresistible, especially on a hot summer day.

July 24, 2012 — Robin Lloyd

What's Smaller Than Mark Zuckerberg?

The Facebook IPO earlier this month left us a bit disappointed. There were financial and ethical let-downs. But the over-arching surprise is that people were misled in advance about the value of the company.

May 26, 2012 — Robin Lloyd

Is Football to Blame for Players' Suicides?

High-profile suicides of professional football players have mounted in the past several years—Terry Long (2005), Andre Waters (2006), Dave Duerson (2011) and Ray Easterling (2012) all killed themselves following retirement and bouts with diagnoses likely related to the thousands of hits they fearlessly underwent as players.

May 16, 2012 — Robin Lloyd
Stories by Robin Lloyd

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