Arts & Culture
Science connects with the arts and popular culture
A Hollywood impresario tries to make his mark on the movie business.
How do art historians know who painted a work of art and when it was painted?
Pop artists set themselves apart by addressing throwaway culture. But how could they make the disposable last?
Step into the weird and wonderful world of stuffing animals.
Two space-loving PR men consider the marketing of NASA’s Apollo program.
Comic books have been wrestling with the consequences of the atomic age for as long as their readers.
As child labor gave way to child education in the early 20th century, do-gooders sought a novel solution to juvenile delinquency.
How Victorians found a foolproof way to make science interesting for their children.
Science writer Philip Ball digs into myth, history, and science to untangle the roots of our fears of artificial life.
A government oilman maps a hidden realm.
Is there any truth in truth serums?
A small Massachusetts town of knickknack makers helps mold the material world.
A Japanese gourmand discovers the fifth element of taste.
In the years following World War II, chemical companies sold not only products but a lifestyle.
In a time of rapid technological change and globalization, separating the fake from the real was not always easy. Sound familiar?
Author and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm tells the stories of science through comics and graphic novels.
Silly Putty’s serious past.
Albert Edelfelt broke the rules when he painted his friend Louis Pasteur in the scientist’s natural element.