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  • <em>Scientific American</em> Soiree Celebrates 170 Years of Science Communication

    Scientific American Soiree Celebrates 170 Years of Science Communication

    By Diana Kwon | August 28, 2015 |

    Scientific American ’s first issue appeared exactly 170 years ago today. The four-page, black and white broadsheet was published every Thursday morning, with the promise to serve as an advocate of industry and enterprise. Over the decades, many famous thinkers from Albert Einstein to Carl Sagan have filled its pages. […]

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  • <i>Scientific American</i>, on the Move

    Scientific American, on the Move

    By Dan Schlenoff | August 28, 2015 |

    We have a grand view of the bustling New York Harbor from our new offices high above Battery Park. It took us 170 years to get here, and we have made a few stops along the way. Our first office was described as “a little ‘7 by 9’ office” that Scientific American founder Rufus Porter rented on 11 Spruce Street, in a building that appears on insurance maps but for which no photograph seems to exist. […]

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  • How to Revamp Education for 21st-Century Learners

    How to Revamp Education for 21st-Century Learners

    By Maria Temming | August 5, 2015 |

    On August 4, Scientific American hosted its third annual STEM Executive Summit at the New York Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Macmillan Education and Nature . This year's theme was "Building the 21st Century Learner." The meeting brought together members of the research and education communities with policy and business leaders to help advance a bold new vision for using science to transform how we teach our children and nurture scientific talent. […]

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  • Quantum Shorts 2014 Winners [Video]

    By Mariette DiChristina | April 27, 2015 |

    The word “quantum” describes something very small but interest in the topic looms large for many of us at Scientific American . So we were pleased this year to partner again with the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore on the Quantum Shorts 2014 Contest. […]

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  • Hangout with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn: Can Cells Live Forever?

    Hangout with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn: Can Cells Live Forever?

    By Mariette DiChristina | April 3, 2015 |

    Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco, won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California at San Francisco, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University and Jack Szostak of Harvard University, was fascinated about animals and life while growing up in Tasmania. […]

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  • Scenes from the White House Science Fair

    Scenes from the White House Science Fair

    By Mariette DiChristina | March 26, 2015 |

    At the fifth annual White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015, some 30 students shared their hard work on their research projects and collected insights. It was striking how many of these young people were trying to address problems that we adults had either created or left unsolved ourselves. […]

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  • Hangout with Kit Parker: Engineering the Body

    Hangout with Kit Parker: Engineering the Body

    By Mariette DiChristina | March 25, 2015 |

    Kit Parker of Harvard holds up nanofibers. When I told Kit Parker of Harvard University to think about explaining what he does to teenagers who would be watching our Google Science Fair Hangout On Air earlier today, he had a great answer for me: “My job is to work on cool.” Among Parker’s many “cool” research passions are understanding cardiac cell biology and tissue engineering, understanding new ways to treat traumatic brain injury, creating organs on a chip to test new drugs, and developing nanofibers to help treat wounds. […]

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  • The Science of Learning and Trying

    The Science of Learning and Trying

    By Mariette DiChristina | March 11, 2015 |

    To really change the future of education for the better, we need a combination of creative vision powered by the social entrepreneurship of education leaders and teachers. This is why the annual South by Southwest EDU (SXSWedu) conference is so unique and valuable — a time when thousands of entrepreneurs, educators, policy makers and thought leaders from all over the world convene to learn, discuss and tackle some of the largest issues facing education today, together. […]

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  • Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015

    By Mariette DiChristina | March 4, 2015 |

    What innovations are leaping out of the labs to shape the world in powerful ways? Identifying those compelling innovations is the charge of the Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, one of the World Economic Forum’s network of expert communities that form the Global Agenda Councils, which today released its Top 10 List of Emerging Technologies for 2015 . […]

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  • 15 Surprises about Scientific American

    15 Surprises about Scientific American

    By Mariette DiChristina | February 22, 2015 |

    First issue of Scientific American, 1845. Scientific American ‘s parent company, Macmillan Science & Education strives to be both a place where curious minds gather together to achieve great things for our customers–and where we can, working together as a company, be more than the sum of our parts. […]

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