Medical Terms That Still Bear the Mark of the Third Reich
Dr. Hans Reiter achieved the one thing most likely to keep a physician’s name in textbooks forever: He got an illness named after him. While working as a medic in the German army in World War I, he once treated a case of simultaneous inflammation in the joints, eyes, and urethra. This became known as […]
The Twin Prime Hero
Rags, riches, and fame in mathematics.
Genes That Won the Fame Game
Discover genes that unite life on earth.
Fame for 23 Words is 15,000 Years Overdue
The search for our linguistic DNA.
The Meme as Meme
Why do things go viral, and should we care?
Justin Timberlake and the Whoever of Whatever
Fame drags you down.
How a Kids’ Cartoon Created a Real-Life Invasive Army
Tales of monsters invading Japan are a longstanding tradition, usually involving menacing kaiju—literally “strange creatures”—rising from the sea to wreak havoc on a Japanese city. At this very moment, the country is engaged in just such a war, with an entire army of invasive creatures, but they’re both less fearsome and more adorable than Godzilla […]
If we are to learn how to die, we need teachers.
The Hannah Montana Hypothesis
Does the Fame Virus plague our youth, and is multimedia to blame?
Fame is Fortune in Sino-science
In China, famous science pays like nowhere else.