How an obsession with crustaceans guided the naturalist toward his most consequential insights.
Eunice Foote and Guy Callendar showed the warming effects of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The enduring appeal of tie-dye.
A scientist pitted hard work and ingenuity against the constraints she faced as a Jewish woman.
Forensic science can be a powerful crime-fighting tool, but misdeeds, dubious methodologies, and bogus claims threaten its reputation—and the reputation of science as a whole.
Reconsidering the fate of an overlooked polio fighter.
A scientific dispute takes a violent, absurd turn.
What drove a blind biochemist to experiment with LSD?
Though often celebrated, the adventurous First Lady never received full credit for her scientific accomplishments.
Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner navigated a life of science through war and peace.
During the War of 1870, astronomer Jules Janssen risked his life for scientific prestige and French patriotism.
To speed reopening, government and business leaders are pushing a modern version of a centuries-old idea.
Chemist Max Bredig’s race to save family and friends from catastrophe.
A lucky streak sends a meteorologist on the flight of a lifetime.
What a manuscript can tell us about an iconic scientist and the history we’ve built around him.
How searching for alchemy’s secrets helped create modern science.
What charlatans of the past can teach us about the COVID-19 crisis.
Gore-Tex changed the way Americans went outside.