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A Message from Mariette DiChristina, Editor in Chief

Scientific American bloggers lie at the heart of the SA website, pumping vitality, experience and broad insight around the community. Unfortunately our poor communication with this valuable part of the SA network over the recent days has led to concerns, misunderstandings and ill feelings, and we are committed to working to try to put this [...]..

STAFFOctober 13, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

The Best American Infographics

“The same forces that have made it possible for infographics to proliferate have also made us hungry for them. We are deluged with information, and infographics promise to make sense of it.....

STAFFOctober 11, 2013 — Jen Christiansen
Awe and Wonder at Google Zeitgeist

Awe and Wonder at Google Zeitgeist

One of the great privileges of my job—and, indeed, of any job that is somehow related to science and technology—is that it comes with regular infusions of wonder at what humanity has been able to do through the use of that process we call “science”: It is fundamental to how we learn about the way [...]..

STAFFSeptember 19, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina
The Smart Approach to Development: Incorporate Science

The Smart Approach to Development: Incorporate Science

How can science deliver solutions to global development problems? That was the question before us at one of the panels I moderated during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions 2013, or “Summer Davos,” the week of September 9 in Dalian, China...

STAFFSeptember 18, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina
A New Scientific American eBook, Understanding Addiction, Examines the Multifaceted Issue of Substance Abuse

A New Scientific American eBook, Understanding Addiction, Examines the Multifaceted Issue of Substance Abuse

Many former substance abusers or addicts will likely tell you that beating their addiction was the hardest thing they’ve ever done. With more research pointing to the genetic underpinnings of diseases such as alcoholism, and with more treatments aimed at the physiology—rather than psychology—of addiction, the road to sobriety could someday be less frustrating...

STAFFSeptember 17, 2013 — THE EDITORS

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