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Her Nobel Research Outshines Her Star Turn

Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold talks to Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about her work, which takes advantage of the evolution algorithm to make entirely new enzymes that can perform useful chemistry...

July 1, 2019

A Biodegradable Label Doesn’t Make It So

At the third Scientific American “Science on the Hill” event, “Solving the Plastic Waste Problem”, one of the issues discussed by experts on Capitol Hill was biodegradability.   ...

June 12, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Chemists Investigate Casanova’s Clap

In his memoirs, the womanizing writer Giacomo Casanova described suffering several bouts of gonorrhea—but researchers found no trace of the microbe on his handwritten journals. Karen Hopkin reports...

May 2, 2019 — Karen Hopkin
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World