November 12, 2008 Sustainability How a warming climate leads to freezing penguins, with journalist and author Jon Bowermaster, who has kayaked the world's seas, most recently in Antarctica. And Cynthia Graber takes us on a tour with a new M.I.T... Steve Mirsky December 19, 2010 Sustainability She set out to revolutionize US ocean management -- but first she faced the oil spill. Jane Lubchenco is 's Newsmaker of the Year. July 1, 1989 The Sciences When the earth's rigid shell is rifted, the ductile rock of the mantle wells up and partially melts. Spectacular volcanic outbursts ensue when the mantle is only slightly hotter than normal... Dan P. McKenzie and Robert S. White Scientific American Volume 261, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0789-62 January 1, 1974 Sustainability The President's appeal for U.S. energy self-suflciency by 1980 cannot be regarded as realistic. The long-range options that are open to the nation are here considered in a “taxonomic” approach... David J. Rose Scientific American Volume 230, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0174-20 March 1, 1966 Sustainability To learn more about the ocean and harvest its resources, men must be able to live and work as free divers on the continental shelf. Several research programs are currently developing this ability... Joseph B. MacInnis Scientific American Volume 214, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0366-24 July 1, 1979 The Sciences Technology from 1900 to 1950, Galileo at work, color vision, the warm tuna Philip Morrison Scientific American Volume 241, Issue 1 10.1038/scientificamerican0779-29 Originally published as "Books" in Scientific American Volume 241, Issue 1 September 1, 1990 Sustainability New technologies-superwindows, compact fluorescent lights and automated-control systems-combined with other strategies, such as shade trees and light -colored buildings, could reduce building energy bills by half... Arthur H. Rosenfeld and Rick Bevington Scientific American Volume 263, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0990-76 October 1, 1987 Tech Supercomputers may assume a major role in industry. They have already greatly influenced the design of such aerodynamically efficient products as airplanes and cars Albert M. Erisman and Kenneth W. Neves Scientific American Volume 257, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican1087-162 November 1, 1985 The Sciences They are fault-bounded blocks of crust that accrete to the ancient cores of the continents. The process makes the continents increase in extent and reworks them into what amount to geologic collages... David G. Howell Scientific American Volume 253, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamerican1185-116 October 6, 2014 Sustainability When it comes to spewing methane, big oil companies and little wildcatters both make the list for biggest contributors to global warming Gayathri Vaidyanathan and ClimateWire August 1, 2010 Biology Carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, imperiling the growth and reproduction of species from plankton to squid Marah J. Hardt and Carl Safina August 2010 10.1038/scientificamerican0810-66 Originally published as "Threatening Ocean Life" in August 2010 January 16, 2013 Sustainability Bob Paine showed that keystone species can radically reshape their ecosystems, and he fathered an academic family that had done the same for ecology Ed Yong and Nature magazine November 11, 2004 The Sciences THE EDITORS July 11, 2017 Conservation Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, talks about the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, created last year and already under threat... Steve Mirsky February 1, 1956 Evolution In 1831 this gentle Englishman set forth on his famous voyage in the Beagle. After 28 years he published Origin of Species, which revolutionized man's view of nature and his place in it Loren C. Eiseley Scientific American Volume 195, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0256-62 September 1, 1980 The Sciences Analytic approaches to coal and other energy sources as alternatives to petroleum and gas Philip Morrison Scientific American Volume 243, Issue 3 10.1038/scientificamerican0980-45 Originally published as "Books" in Scientific American Volume 243, Issue 3 August 1, 1981 The Sciences Scientific American Volume 245, Issue 2 10.1038/scientificamerican0881-68 Originally published as "Science and the Citizen" in Scientific American Volume 245, Issue 2 April 1, 1968 The Sciences After years of debate many lines of evidence now favor the idea that the present continents were once assembled into two great land masses: Gondwanaland in the south, Laurasia in the north... Patrick M. Hurley Scientific American Volume 218, Issue 4 10.1038/scientificamerican0468-52 June 1, 2010 Tech 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 THE EDITORS, Charles Q. Choi, George Musser, John Matson, Philip Yam, David Biello, Michael Moyer, Larry Greenemeier, Katherine Harmon and Robin Lloyd June 2010 10.1038/scientificamerican0610-36a September 9, 2008 Cognition Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Tom Friedman discusses his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America . Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news... Steve Mirsky Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
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