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Hangout with Kit Parker: Engineering the Body

When I told Kit Parker of Harvard University to think about explaining what he does to teenagers who would be watching our Google Science Fair Hangout On Air earlier today, he had a great answer for me: “My job is to work on cool.” Among Parker’s many “cool” research passions are understanding cardiac cell biology [...]..

STAFFMarch 25, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina
The Science of Learning and Trying

The Science of Learning and Trying

To really change the future of education for the better, we need a combination of creative vision powered by the social entrepreneurship of education leaders and teachers.

STAFFMarch 11, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015

What innovations are leaping out of the labs to shape the world in powerful ways? Identifying those compelling innovations is the charge of the Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, one of the World Economic Forum’s network of expert communities that form the Global Agenda Councils, which today released its Top 10 List of Emerging Technologies for [...]..

STAFFMarch 4, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

15 Surprises about Scientific American

Scientific American's parent company, Macmillan Science & Education strives to be both a place where curious minds gather together to achieve great things for our customers—and where we can, working together as a company, be more than the sum of our parts...

STAFFFebruary 22, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

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

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