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Opinion, arguments & analyses from the editors of Scientific American

Feeding a Hot, Hungry Planet

Creating sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate isn't easy—but innovators around the world are making real progress

May 22, 2017 — Lisa Palmer

Rush Hour in the Bering Strait

Hundreds of thousands of marine mammals migrate through the gap between Russia and Alaska—and these aquatic commuters are increasingly under threat

May 19, 2017 — Martin Robards

Harnessing Serendipity

Innovation is critical to sustained economic growth—and mathematics can help us understand how it works 

May 18, 2017 — Martin K. Reeves and Thomas Fink

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