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When Science Was the Best Show in America

The first US museum was devoted to truth and reason. Then the circus came to town.

The Carouser and the Great Astronomer

It’s a fine line between oblivion and immortality.

We Are All Ancient Mapmakers

Why we still see the world like the mathematician and poet who first mapped it.

How American Tycoons Created the Dinosaur

The story of dinosaurs is also the story of capitalism.

My Mom, the Missile Computress

What it was like being among the first women in the US missile program.

The Popular Creation Story of Astronomy Is Wrong

The old tale about science versus the church is wide of the mark.

Another Side of Feynman

Nine letters by Freeman Dyson portray his relationship with the Nobel Laureate.

The Last Love of Jonas Salk

The unusual union of a renowned artist and the discoverer of the Polio vaccine.

The Radical Humanism of the Soviet Planetarium

This planetarium was hailed as a successor to Russian theater and the Orthodox Church.