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Today, under the leadership of Editor in Chief John Rennie - who at the age of 43 is just the seventh editor in Scientific American's history--the magazine continues to identify and deliver the latest developments in science and technology across a broad range of fields. Rennie received the 2000 Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science, which is given annually "to honor those who have become concurrently accomplished as researchers and/or educators, and as widely recognized magnifiers of the public's understanding of science."
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 27, 2013 Why It’s Smart to Be Reckless on Wall Street
QUOTE: That asymmetry in pay (money for profits, flat for losses) is the engine behind many of Wall Street’s mistakes. It rewards short-term gains without regard to long-term consequences. The results? The over-reliance on excessive leverage, banks that are loaded with opaque financial products, and trading models that are flawed. Regulation is largely toothless if banks and their employees have the financial incentive to be reckless.
Scientific American Mar 01, 2010 The Ethical Dog
QUOTE: Looking for the roots of human morality in the animal kingdom? Focus on canines, who know how to play fair
Scientific American Nov 17, 2009 For Sale: Human Eggs Become a Research Commodity: A decision to pay for eggs for stem cell studies sparks debate
QUOTE: Paying a woman for her eggs to use in stem cell research has been a bioethical no-no for years. But this past June, New York State decided to allow just that, becoming the first state to permit public money to be used in this way. The decision, which allows payment of up to $10,000, will likely jump-start donations—and thereby research. Many bioethicists, however, worry that the financial incentive could exploit women and compromise their health.
Scientific American Oct 22, 2009 Editing Scientists: Science and Policy at the White House: How much do policymakers shape the science that comes out of government agencies?
QUOTE: the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that significant editing of science documents had occurred during [Jim] Connaughton's tenure [of the Council on Environmental Quality] and the issue remains fraught with controversy: Just how much editing of government-funded science was done, and will it continue in future?
Scientific American Sep 23, 2009 Is birth control the answer to environmental ills? (60-Second Science)
QUOTE: Who gets to set the limiting number for population growth? Who are the targets of restrained fertility and is this just? And, ultimately, is there an ideal number for human population on this planet?
Scientific American Sep 16, 2009 Should cheetahs be reintroduced in India? (60-Second Science)
QUOTE: controversial efforts are underway to return the cheetah to India...
Scientific American Sep 08, 2009 Airlines & Recycling: The Not-So-Green Skies: New calls for the U.S. airline industry to take recycling seriously
QUOTE: Unlike other aspects of the travel business, the airline industry has moved at a snail’s pace to get onboard the green revolution. ...the airline industry has little economic incentive and even less government pressure to go green.
Scientific American Sep 03, 2009 Academic researchers receive on average $33k a year from the medical industry (60-Second Science Blog)
QUOTE: researchers in the ivory towers—and labs—of U.S. universities receive an average of $33,417 of funding a year from medical device, pharmaceutical and other medical industry companies...
Scientific American Aug 27, 2009 Conflicted Conservation: When Restoration Efforts Are Pitted against Human Rights: Saving Earth might mean trampling indigenous societies
QUOTE: Projects to reduce pollution, prevent climate change and protect biodiversity... are drawing criticism that they could drive indigenous people off their lands and destroy their livelihoods.
Scientific American Aug 12, 2009 What Do We Know about Tourette's? If you have the idea that every patient curses unpredictably, think again
QUOTE: ...Tourette’s disorder is the subject of popular misconceptions...
Scientific American Aug 11, 2009 Salvia on Schedule: Law, Medicine and a Hallucinogen: Scheduling the mind-altering herb as a controlled substance could slow medical research
QUOTE: As the source of the most powerful natural hallucinogen known, salvia is drawing scrutiny from U.S. authorities who want to restrict this Mexican herb... But neuroscientists worry that controlling it before studies have determined its safety profile is premature and could hamper research of the drug's medicinal value.
Scientific American Aug 03, 2009 Did China's Nuclear Tests Kill Thousands and Doom Future Generations?
QUOTE: Three decades on, [Enver] Tohti, now a medical doctor, is launching an investigation into the toll still being taken—and one that the Chinese government steadfastly refuses to acknowledge. A few hundred thousand people may have died as a result of radiation from at least 40 nuclear explosions carried out between 1964 and 1996 at the Lop Nur site in Xinjiang...
Scientific American Jul 27, 2009 Wanted: Home for 17,000 tons of mercury (60- Second Science)
QUOTE: The U.S. is sitting on a slippery stockpile of toxic material that has nothing to do with the nuclear power industry: thousands of tons of mercury. The question remains now of where to store it.
Scientific American Jul 23, 2009 U.S. Energy Corridors Could Disrupt Climate Change Research
QUOTE: On Tuesday, fourteen conservation groups and a Colorado county sued the federal government, alleging that it violated environmental, property and energy laws in designating "energy corridors" along 6,000 miles (9,650 kilometers) of public land and wilderness areas in the U.S. West.
Scientific American Jul 16, 2009 Should Racial Profiling Play a Role in Cancer Prognosis? Two recent studies indicate that the genetics of race influences the survivability of some cancers, but the conclusions are not so black and wh
QUOTE: Two research teams, however, have recently suggested that the genetics of race itself is likely to be a contributor [to higher cancer rates in African-Americans]. Exactly how significant the findings are and just what they mean for treatment is unclear, but some scientists worry that African-Americans could take such conclusions the wrong way, leading them not to seek treatment.
Scientific American Jul 10, 2009 Biofuel Fraud Case Could Leave the EPA Running on Fumes
QUOTE: After a jury ordered a leading cellulosic biofuel company to pony up millions for defrauding investors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will likely come in 60 million gallons shy of its 100 million gallon target next year.
Scientific American Jun 01, 2003 Sign Here: Will a scientist need a legal opinion before starting the next experiment?
QUOTE: ...a recent federal appeals court decision means that the entire scholarly research community, not just biologists, will be spending a lot more time with lawyers to determine whether their investigations violate someone's patent rights.
Scientific American Apr 23, 2001 Publish Free or Perish: Life Scientists Are Urging Publishers to Grant Free Access to Archived Research Articles
QUOTE: ...in the life sciences, researchers are now demanding that their work be included in at least one free central electronic archive of published literature, challenging the traditional ownership of publishers.
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