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The science and history of the lake Thoreau made famous.
When logic fails, stories and superstitions prevail.
The philosophy and science of standing up straight.
The inside story of the New Horizons probe.
From a childhood hallucination to the halls of theoretical physics.
The old tale about science versus the church is wide of the mark.
A dispatch from the front lines of the war against antibiotic resistance.
How sanitation is following the cell phone model.
The surprising anthropology of group identity.
What one scientist has learned from years of media appearances.
When I was invited to drum in Ghana, I gladly accepted. Then something went wrong.
John Carreyrou talks to Nautilus about the lessons of a $1 billion fraud.
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Asked at the start of the final 1988 presidential debate whether he would support the death penalty if his wife were raped and murdered, Michael Dukakis, a lifelong opponent of capital…Read More
The apotheosis of my five-year orthodontic torment was a sad admission from the orthodontist: After thousands of dollars invested in what felt like medieval technology, my braces had not…Read More
In 1868, on a hot, midsummer day, 28-year-old Mary Lynch was admitted to the Philadelphia Almshouse and Hospital, the city hospital for the poor, better known as “Old Blockley.” Lynch…Read More