Using stories from science’s past to understand our world
Historian Ingrid Ockert makes a case for the spoken word.
Gene editing promises to revolutionize medicine. But how safe is safe enough for the patients testing these therapies?
The blaze that sparked the modern environmental movement . . . or did it?
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.
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