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January-February 2012 (Volume 100, Number 1)

  • "How to Be Manipulative," by Robert M. Pringle
  • "Runaway Devils Lake," by Douglas Larson
  • American Scientist Classic: "The Experimental Analysis of Behavior," by Stephen F. Ledoux

March-April 2012 (Volume 100, Number 2)

  • "Gemstones," by Lee A. Groat
  • "When Scientists Choose Motherhood," by Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci
  • "A Palette of Particles," by Jeremy Bernstein

May-June 2012 (Volume 100, Number 3)

  • "Mind Wandering," by Michael C. Corballis
  • "Herschel and the Puzzle of Infrared," by Jack R. White
  • "Plenty of Room at the Bottom?" by William G. Eberhard and William T. Wcislo
  • "Aquatic Invasive Species: Lessons from Cancer Research" by Adam Sepulveda, Andrew Ray, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Clint Muhlfeld, Robert Gresswell, Jackson Gross and Jeff Kershner
  • "Science Light: 40 Years of American Scientist Cartoons" by Sidney Harris
  • "Classic: The Soap Film: An Analogue Computer" by Cyril Isenberg

July-August 2012 (Volume 100, Number 4)

  • "Vocal Matching in Animals," by Kendra B. Sewall
  • "What Creates Static Electricity?," by Meurig M. Williams
  • "Acquiring Literacy Naturally" by Dominic W. Massaro
  • "The Study of Climate on Alien Worlds" by Kevin Heng
  • One Hundred Reasons to Become a Scientist or Engineer
  • Classic: Contemporary Criticism and the Criticism of Your Contemporaries?

September-October 2012 (Volume 100, Number 5)

  • "Graphene in High-Frequency Electronics," by Keith A. Jenkins
  • "The Complex Call of the Carolina Chickadee," by Todd M. Freeberg, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Indrikis Krams
  • "Slicing a Cone for Art and Science" by Daniel S. Silver

November-December 2012 (Volume 100, Number 6)

  • "The Information Paradox," by Peter Denning and Tim Bell
  • "Framing Political Messages with Grammar and Metaphor," by Teenie Matlock
  • "Can Concrete Be Bendable?" by Victor C. Li
  • "Classic: How the Owl Tracks Its Prey" by Masakazu Konishi

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