Scientific American
Staff writers
Frequency Monthly
First issue Aug 1945
Last issue
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Country United States

Scientific American (informally abbreviated as SciAm) is an American popular science magazine. It is notable for its long history of presenting scientific information on a monthly basis to the general educated public, through its careful attention to the clarity of its text as well as the quality of its specially commissioned color graphics.[citation needed] Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles to the magazine. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States.

In Alien vs. Predator, a fictional issue of the magazine features Charles Bishop Weyland on its cover, recognizing him as a "Pioneer of Modern Robotics".


  • The magazine's labelling of Weyland as a pioneer in the field of robotics is clearly a reference to Michael Bishop from Alien3, who claims to have designed the Bishop series of androids.



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