Using stories from science’s past to understand our world
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.
For centuries women have been looking at the stars despite earthly obstacles.
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