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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

Nobel in Physics for Secrets of Exotic Matter

David J. Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz split the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. 

October 4, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

What Makes a Cucumber a Pickle?

We picked a peck of pickle pictures to show you how helpful bacteria and salt transform this cucumber into a tangy treat.

September 16, 2016 — Lydia Chain and Carmen Drahl

The Problem with Vanilla

After vowing to go natural, food brands face a shortage of the favored flavor  

September 14, 2016 — Melody M. Bomgardner and Chemical & Engineering News