"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." — Ben Franklin Kids are born scientists. They ask great questions, and as Ben Franklin—one of the original “scientific Americans”—pointed out so eloquently, we should foster their efforts to learn the answers firsthand...
Scientific American is very happy to help expand the Google Science Fair this year with the new $50,000 Science in Action Award. The international online fair, launched in 2011, has three age categories, for teens from 13 to 18...
As the art director of information graphics at Scientific American , I’m charged with developing explanatory art for some pretty mind-blowing topics.
And We’re live! This week, Scientific American Mind launched its Facebook page. Join us here to stay up to date on our latest articles on the mind and brain.
What is time? It begins, it ends, it s real, it s an illusion. It s the ultimate paradox. Scientific American has been covering different aspects of this subject ever since the beginning...
Pilot Whale wearing sound-recording tag. Credit: Daniel Ottmann; photo was taken taken as part of research conducted under permit 14241 issued by the U.S.
Improving science education is not just important to me as the editor in chief of a science magazine for the usual reasons of maintaining our country s well-being and global competitiveness: It s also very personal...
We’re counting down the days here until the Scientific American tweet-up at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, January 18, starting at 6 p.m.
“As any adult knows, there’s one thing that any kid can do better than any grown up: ask questions. In fact, many studies have actually shown how kids are born scientists.
You say you’d love a fun science evening? Great, here s your chance. Scientific American will be co-hosting a tweet-up and reception in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History the evening of Wednesday, January 18...
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