Using stories from science’s past to understand our world
Charles Mann’s latest book traces how scientists William Vogt and Norman Borlaug took very different approaches to feeding the world and how their feuding ideas anticipated today’s environmental debates.
Better photosynthesis, bomb-sniffing spinach, and that’s just the start of the ways plants are inspiring scientific innovation.
The Science History Institute Book Club reads The 4% Universe by Richard Panek.
Distillations talks to biochemist Jennifer Doudna about the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, the tool’s promise, and dangers of its misuse.
How did a chemist from Philadelphia wind up a Soviet spy?
When the United States and Mexico resolved their beef.
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