“Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned on the seat belt sign. Please return to your seats and ensure your seat belts are fastened.” So goes the familiar prelude to the disconcerting…Read More
Few materials are as fascinating as spider silk. It’s stronger than steel, flexible rather than brittle, and light enough to float on the breeze. And vibrations in webs tell spiders,…Read More
Every day on Canada’s Atlantic coast, just northeast of Maine, a gargantuan amount of water rushes through rocky cliffs into and out of the Bay of Fundy. With currents typically reaching…Read More
A common enemy befouls surgeons, plumbers, and sailors alike: slime. In each of their professions, they wage ceaseless war against biofouling—layers of living organisms that stick around…Read More
A remarkable article and a remarkable story about Dr. Doty. The real challenge, of course, is to learn to do as Dr. Doty has, giving away that which is most precious in order to gain a greater satisfaction.
I think this is the best story I've read here. Definitely up there with the best I've ever read. I'll remember this story for a long time.…
This is absolutely fascinating!