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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
Is There Really a War on Science?

Is There Really a War on Science?

People who oppose vaccines, GMOs and climate change evidence may be more anxious than antagonistic

February 15, 2016 — Robin Lloyd
Migratory Birds: What a Long-Range Trip It's Been

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

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

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

Bronx Girl Scouts Pepper Scientific American with Smart, Science Questions

BRONX–Marine biology and subway construction were the hot topics here today among two groups of Girl Scouts at IS 131, Albert Einstein School. Shenica Odom of the Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York had asked Scientific American to participate this spring in its Career Exploration Program, designed to encourage about 1,200 girls in the South Bronx to explore careers and professions that they might not have otherwise considered for themselves, including jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM jobs).

May 8, 2012 — Robin Lloyd

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