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      August 15, 2016Evolution

      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...
      Grand Canyon Rapids Ride for Evolution Education
      September 21, 2012The Sciences

      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...
      October 17, 2016Policy

      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. ...
      Flint's Water and Environmental Justice
      November 30, 2017

      Tech Honcho Wants Innovation for the Bottom Billion

      At the World Conference of Science Journalists in October, Nathan Myhrvold, co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, charged innovation outfits with changing the lives of the world's most disadvantaged. ...
      Tech Honcho Wants Innovation for the Bottom Billion
      June 30, 2011Evolution

      Laureate urges next generation to address population control as central issue

      LINDAU, Germany—A 93-year-old Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine received a standing ovation from hundreds of scientists on June 30 at the end of a speech in which he urged the world's young people to take measures to control runaway population growth in order to resolve related ills that have resulted from humans' remarkable evolutionary success as a species...
      June 18, 2015The Sciences

      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...
      Migratory Birds: What a Long-Range Trip It's Been
      June 1, 2010Technology

      12 Events That Will Change Everything

      In addition to reacting to news as it breaks, we work to anticipate what will happen. Here we contemplate 12 possibilities and rate their likelihood of happening by 2050
      August 26, 2011The Sciences

      Timeline Showcases Life of Scientific American Founder for Magazine's 166th Anniversary

      Scientific American , the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., turns 166 years old on August 28, thanks in part to a New England man who decided to use the latest communications technology available in 1845, the printing press, to tell readers about more of the latest, and sometimes weirdest (or so it looks now), technology available—patents, inventions and other "curious works" in the fields of mechanics, chemistry, manufacturing, architecture and other arts and trades...
      May 26, 2012Technology

      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...
      February 1, 2013Biology

      Do Birds Really Migrate South for the Winter?

      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...
      December 25, 2010The Sciences

      Readers' choices: Top 10 Scientific American stories of 2010

      Our picks for the top 10 science stories of the year were published this week, but who cares what editors at Scientific American think? Below is a list of the stories and features that visitors to our Web site clicked on the most this year...
      May 1, 2016Engineering

      Water Main Breaks Are a New Norm

      Most of the nation’s waterworks require upgrades and replacement
      November 15, 2011Evolution

      "Occupy Wall Street" Passes Near Scientific American`s Office in New York City

      I heard on the news this morning that the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan was broken up by police overnight and that protesters were set to march north today to the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Canal Street--one block from Scientific American 's office in New York.Indeed, when various SA employees and I independently surfaced from our subway commutes between 8 and 10 am, several hundred protesters and accompanying media, police and lookers-on were assembled off the intersection at Duarte Square (marked by a statue of Juan Pablo Duarte, a leader who helped establish the Dominican Republican's independence in the 19th century).Public health was one of the grounds for the protesters' dismissal (they might return to their original site later today)...
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