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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The article was presented in the Scientific American blog by Staff writer Ricki Rusting on May 18th, 2016

A magazine that is 170 years old (Scientific American was founded in August 1845) is going to have had its share of tardy authors. Until last year, as far as I can tell, the longest we ever waited for an article was about 25 years. Truffle expert James M. Trappe—who recalled having discussed writing about those delicacies with then-editor Dennis Flanagan “in 1983–4”—handed in his submission in 2009, having acquired a co-author along the way. We published that story in our April 2010 issue.
But I was recently floored to receive this message from an author who was invited to write for us close to half a century ago. (Read More)

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