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Social Lessons from Our Favorite Horror Movies

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I’m a fan of scary stories. With a few hours to spare, I’ll gladly spend them with Richard Matheson or Shirley Jackson. If I don’t have a few hours to spare, I’ll pass the time with whatever horror movie I can find playing in the background while I work. Yes, they can be campy. Yes, [...]

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Reception on Capitol Hill Will Celebrate Scientific American‘s Cities Issue

September issue of SA, cover

Cities can help solve many of humankind’s most pressing problems, a topic that is explored in-depth in Scientific American‘s September single-topic issue. In fact, today’s cities are increasingly pointing the way toward solutions, rather than simply being a source of health, social and environmental problems. For instance, people living in urban areas produce more patents, [...]

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More and Better Science en Español: a Call to Action


Para leer esta entrada en Español, presione aquí. Few communities encompass as many challenges and opportunities as the 53 million Hispanics living in the United States. Hispanics or Latinos have the second highest poverty rate and the overall lowest educational attainment[1] [2] in the nation. They also have some of the lowest levels of science [...]

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