On June 6, a panel of experts convened by Scientific American and Nature Research—part of Springer Nature—will talk about the issue and possible solutions in Washington, D.C...
For fun, my husband and I have always followed the traditional themes for gifts marking significant wedding anniversaries, starting with paper, when he gave me a (still treasured) subscription to the New York Times ...
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)...
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Researchers Write about Brain-Machine Interfaces, How Eels Shock, and What Shark Bites Have to Do with Rebuilding Broken Bodies
“I get goose bumps every time I see it.” “I saw something so strange that I had to drop everything else to investigate.” “A tale of shark bites at a Scottish pub has led us to some new ideas about rebuilding broken bodies.” Those sentences appear in three of the feature articles in this issue written by the researchers who are doing the work...
“The most outrageous object that most people have never heard of,” as one scientist calls it, is the subject of our cover story—and, to my mind at least, such amazing adventures in discovery make up a theme that resounds throughout this Scientific American issue, among many others...
As gene-based therapies move from lab to clinic, how can business and government bridge the gap between availability and access?
As part of an ongoing series to connect experts in the scientific community directly with lawmakers on Capital Hill, Scientific American and Nature Research—part of Springer Nature—will host the second “Science on the Hill” event, sponsored by Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09)...
Having kicked off the week at the 48th annual World Economic Forum meeting at Davos by moderating a panel conversation around the challenges and opportunities for the “Global Science Outlook” in the coming year, I spent today in a series of fascinating discussions that highlighted the power of science to help in advancing discovery and addressing humanity’s grand challenges...
Every year since I started to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland, it feels as if the presence of science is growing.
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