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Art and Science of the Moiré

I’m a bit obsessed with Scientific American covers, but my knowledge of the archive during the years before my time on staff is broad rather than deep.

September 15, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Evolution of the Scientific American Logo

Scientific American's logotype has undergone subtle shifts, large leaps and occasional bouts of nostalgia. The image series below outlines the history of the publication's identity, starting with its debut in August 1845 as weekly devoted primarily to inventions.

March 6, 2014 — Jen Christiansen

Mars's First Close-up

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Mariner IV spacecraft (November 28, 1964). In total, the mission gave us 21 complete images of Mars, including this, our first close view of the planet—courtesy of data transmitted by the interplanetary probe and earth-bound scientists wielding pastels (below).

November 28, 2014 — Jen Christiansen
Call Us Scientific Home Journal

Call Us Scientific Home Journal

I love Scientific American‘s archive not only for its record of scientific discovery but also for the surprises I invariably find there.

August 28, 2013 — Ricki Rusting

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