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Special Report: What’s Next for the Arctic? 

In 1894 John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh—who later went on to garner the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics—penned an appreciation in Scientific American about the work of John Tyndall, an Irish physics professor, mathematician, geologist, atmospheric scientist, public lecturer and mountaineer...

STAFFJuly 16, 2019 — Mariette DiChristina

My Next Chapter

It was February 2001. I had just returned to Popular Science after my second daughter’s birth. Among the answering machine messages was one from another publication.

STAFFJune 6, 2019 — Mariette DiChristina

Unhealthful Data Gaps: Female Reproductive Health

Have you heard about the “gender data gap”? I recently learned the phrase in an excerpt published in March in the Guardian from the book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men , by Caroline Criado Perez (Abrams, 2019)...

STAFFApril 16, 2019 — Mariette DiChristina

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