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A New Way to Share Articles—and Help Advance Science

Paging through some old Scientific American scrapbooks recently, I found this gem from Gerard Piel, a past publisher, in a 1958 article: "Science moves forward in little jumps with small accretions to the total body of knowledge.

STAFFDecember 1, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Scientific American Online Now Speaks Spanish

Scientific American Online Now Speaks Spanish

In 1845, when Scientific American was founded, the name was aspirational for a young country in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. Before the 1800s were out, however, it launched an edition in Spanish.

STAFFOctober 15, 2014 — THE EDITORS

Scientific American Science in Action Winner Kenneth Shinozuka

It’s no secret to Scientific American readers that we feel a special obligation to support the next generation of science enthusiasts, whom we hope to inspire both with our science coverage and our education initiatives, including the Scientific American Science in Action Award, powered by the Google Science Fair.

STAFFOctober 9, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Particle Physics Informs the Ultimate Questions

Particle Physics Informs the Ultimate Questions

Editor's Note: Author and Fermilab Senior Scientist Don Lincoln is set to teach "Mysteries of the Universe" from October 13 - 24 for Scientific American's Professional Learning Program.

STAFFOctober 1, 2014 — Don Lincoln
Putting Science in Action in Swaziland

Putting Science in Action in Swaziland

In 2012, the Scientific American Science in Action award became part of Google Science Fair. Last month, one of the judges for both, T.H. Culhane, traveled to Swaziland to work with our 2012 winners as well as another finalist and more; we had a Swaziland Hangout during the visit.

STAFFSeptember 21, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

A Hangout with Google Science Fair in Swaziland

You know what’s awesome? Seeing a bunch of young people at work on changing the world to make it a better place for all. Today, I hosted a Google Science Fair Hangout On Air on Sustainability in Swaziland, and I got to have that privilege.

STAFFAugust 25, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
A Hangout IN Air–Off a Cliff Face–for Science

A Hangout IN Air–Off a Cliff Face–for Science

When I last did a Google Science Fair Hangout On Air with Jason Osborne and Aaron Alford, founders of Paleo Quest, they were diving in a swamp looking for fossils.

STAFFAugust 23, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Hangout with Canopy Researcher Margaret Lowman

Hangout with Canopy Researcher Margaret Lowman

Margaret Lowman, who also goes by the nickname “Canopy Meg,” is chief of science and sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences.

STAFFAugust 19, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

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