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  • The Botanist Who Defied Stalin

    His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.

  • A Lab of Her Own

    In her bedroom during WWII, she discovered how the nervous system is wired.

  • Keim_HERO

    Did Cars Rescue Our Cities From Horses?

    Debating a modern parable about waste and technology.

  • Rieppel_HERO

    How Tycoons Created the Dinosaur

    The story of dinosaurs is also the story of capitalism.

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    One of the Most Egregious Ripoffs in the History of Science

    A new history of the race to decipher DNA reveals Shakespearean plots of scheming.

  • Hamblin_HERO-2

    The Disneyfication of Atomic Power

    Inside America’s propaganda campaign, “Atoms for Peace,” launched in the wake of Hiroshima.

  • Shapiro_HERO

    The History of Locker-Room Talk

    Why men put down other men by attacking their masculinity.

  • Milam_HERO-2

    Tarzan Wasn’t for Her

    It took an outsider to restore women to the story of human evolution.

  • Dugatkin_HERO

    The Botanist Who Defied Stalin

    His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.

  •  Markandeya_HERO

    Digging Deeper Into Holocaust History

    What geoscientists are uncovering in Eastern Europe.