N – Scientific American gets female editor

Scientific American, the 164 year old magazine, appointed Mariette DiChristina, its first female editor in chief, in December, the Guardian reports. She is the eighth editor in chief at the magazine, which has published articles by more than 140 Nobel laureate authors, including Albert Einstein and Francis Crick, and was acquired by Nature Publishing Group last year. DiChristina joined the magazine in 2001 as executive editor, after nearly 14 years at its rival Popular Science, and launched its spin-off title Scientific American Mind. She is also president of the 2500 member National Association of Science Writers (www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/dec/03/scientific-american-woman-editor-chief).