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Observations

Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific American

Moving On Up

How behavioral science could boost upward mobility in housing voucher programs

1 hour ago — Stephanie Tepper, Andrea Dinneen, Janie Oliphant and Robert Batts

Groupers on the Comeback in the Caymans

A government–science partnership with input from local fishermen is the reason—and it could be a model for natural resource science

July 19, 2018 — Ben Shouse, Brice Semmens, Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Scott Heppell, Bradley Johnson, Croy McCoy and Gina Ebanks-Petrie

A Trillion Worlds

Big-data statistics have revealed, among other things, that our own solar system is kind of an oddball

July 18, 2018 — Greg Laughlin

Mysterianism Redux

A follow up to my Scientific American column on consciousness, free will and God…the final mysteries?

July 16, 2018 — Michael Shermer

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