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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

    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
    What's Smaller Than Mark Zuckerberg?

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

    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
    Scenes from the front: Videos of the Copenhagen climate summit

    Scenes from the front: Videos of the Copenhagen climate summit

    Delegates at the climate summit at Copenhagen concluded two weeks of debate and negotiations Saturday,  deciding to "take note" of an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the outcome left some environmentalists disappointed.

    December 21, 2009 — Robin Lloyd
    Timeline Showcases Life of Scientific American Founder for Magazine's 166th Anniversary

    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.

    August 26, 2011 — Robin Lloyd
    Massive Genomics Center Set to Open in Lower Manhattan

    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
    Laureate urges next generation to address population control as central issue

    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 30, 2011 — Robin Lloyd
    "Occupy Wall Street" Passes Near Scientific American`s Office in New York City

    "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).

    November 15, 2011 — Robin Lloyd
    Can You Learn Physics from a Comic Book?

    Can You Learn Physics from a Comic Book?

    SAN DIEGO--You won't learn much physics watching a sci-fi movie or TV show, but reading an old comic book or taking Jim Kakalios's "Physics of Superheroes" seminar at the University of Minnesota might inspire you to figure out if the Flash would consume all of Earth's oxygen if he ran at nearly the speed of light.

    February 20, 2010 — Robin Lloyd
    Message to Early-Career Scientists: Work to End Third World Diseases

    Message to Early-Career Scientists: Work to End Third World Diseases

    LINDAU, Germany—There's a magazine ad for an expensive skin care product marketed by Christian Dior that claims to trade on aquaporins, the discovery of which by Peter Agre won him the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2003 (he shared it with Roderick MacKinnon).

    June 28, 2011 — Robin Lloyd
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