A Hollywood impresario tries to make his mark on the movie business.
Filippo Marinetti thought he could change Italian society through its collective belly.
The Cold War is long gone, as are our fears of global nuclear annihilation. But many nuclear weapons remain. Daniel Gross looks at what happens when some weapons can’t be retired.
Once upon a time a small city in Massachusetts played an outsized role in plastics. From mundane celluloid dice to Disney’s all-plastic house, the plastics industry focused on the future. What happened when the future finally arrived?
During World War I the effects of poison gas extended far beyond the battlefield to laboratories, factories, and government.
In the early 20th century, chemists prophesied a future that seemed both surreal and somehow within reach.
Can a tool that helped create atomic weapons become a tool for healing?