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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

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...

STAFFMarch 19, 2019 — Mariette DiChristina

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