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

Science Is an Infinite-Sum Game

It’s a win–win endeavor with unlimited horizons for expanding our island of knowledge into the ocean of ignorance

July 31, 2018 — Abraham Loeb

New Uses for Old Medications

Even drugs whose development was stalled or canceled might show promise for illnesses they were never meant to treat

July 27, 2018 — Joseph Gogos

The Last of the Ocean Wilderness

Just 13 percent of the ocean remains largely untouched by human activity, and without strong action to preserve such areas, they will likely be lost forever

July 26, 2018 — Kendall Jones and James Watson

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