New York, NY– You expect highly intelligent and informative articles from Scientific American; however, what you don’t expect is for the leading scientific journal to be enmeshed in not one but two sexual harassment scandals. But that is exactly what is happening at Scientific American proving that some nerds can be pervs who can’t control their mouths or sexual impulses.

Last October, science blogger and playwright Monica Byrne wrote on her personal blog that she was approached by an editor for a prominent scientific journal to write for them. She met with the editor, whose identity she decided to keep secret, to talk about her work when he began to steer the conversation towards sex. He repeatedly told her he was a “very sexual” person, according to Gawker.

On Monday, Byrne finally revealed the blogger’s name; it is Boris Zivkovic, blog editor for Scientific American, founder of ScienceOnline who has been dubbed the “Blog Father.” It appears as though his clout and social media following allowed him to think he can say whatever he wants to whomever.

Zivkovic admitted Byrne was telling the truth and posted on his own blog stating, “I am very ashamed of the incident.”

He apparently wasn’t ashamed until he was outed, because another blogger for Scientific American, Hannah Waters, posted her own story on Medium. She, too, had an experience similar to Byrne’s and wrote “even if Byrne hadn’t named him, I would know who it was.” Zivkovic treated Waters in much the same manner as Byrne, but took it a step farther and asked her to walk him back to his hotel room. She said he didn’t touch her nor was there any sex involved, but there were plenty of innuendos.

Before, Byrne and Waters told their stories; Scientific American was already dealing with the fallout of another sexual harassment incident involving an African-American anthropologist. Danielle Lee writes a blog called Urban Scientist which appears in Scientific American.

One day Lee was approached by someone who wanted her to write a blog for his website for free, Fox News reported. When she declined to work for free the man responded by saying, “Because we don’t pay for blog entries? Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore?”

Lee was aghast and wrote a blog entry about the experience and how it made her feel.

She wrote, “It wasn’t just that he called me a whore — he juxtaposed it against my professional being: Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore? Completely dismissing me as a scientist, a science communicator (whom he sought for my particular expertise), and someone who could offer something meaningful to his brand.”

Though Scientific American was not directly affiliated with the man who called Lee a whore, they did her a disservice by deleting her blog entry stating they could not verify the facts. That outrage the Twitter and online community and they journal put Lee’s blog back up on their website.

Lee was informed from someone at Biology Online that the “newly-hired” employee who made the comment to her had been fired.