From the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, a terrestrial phenomenon baffled scientists: Where did the birds go in winter?
Alice Gorman | Dec 1
While word-finding failures can be taken as evidence of memory problems, they may not be harbingers of befuddlement after all.
Roger Kreuz & Richard Roberts | Nov 24
Controlling pollutions through disinfection, rather than preventing them outright, marked a critical feature of the chemical revolution that crested in the 1770s.
François Jarrige and Thomas Le Roux | Nov 20
The El Rancho, a self-contained and luxurious resort built along a busted-up highway in 1941, set the tone for the Las Vegas Strip.
Stefan Al | Nov 12
Whether they are tools, toys, or mirror reflections, external objects temporarily become part of who we are all the time.
Michael J. Spivey | Nov 9
Only after new methods emerged for assessing statistics did the previously invisible entity now called ‘population’ become a target for objective investigation.
Thomas Moynihan | Nov 2
The fever around data bunkers, manifested in the desire to secure or defend data, is in fact a melancholic attachment to the data.
Tung-Hui Hu | Oct 29
"We thought this film was defective. But we were mistaken. This is how radiation looks."
Susan Schuppli | Oct 26
The Oaxacan vision of community, indigenous rights, and autonomy from which Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias has emerged can be tied to a far more familiar story: that of the Zapatista indigenous rebellion.
Ramesh Srinivasan | Oct 22
Corrupt practices harshly cut across classes and castes, disturb institutions, destroy communities, and infect the very structure of people’s lives.
Robert I. Rotberg | Oct 16