The PCB story in Bloomington remains compelling in its specificity; yet, it also serves as a representative anecdote for the impact of modern industrial and chemical revolutions on the U.S. landscape.
Phaedra C. Pezzullo | Feb 9
An excerpt from the celebrated 19th-century photographer's memoir "When I Was a Photographer."
Félix Nadar | Feb 6
While the meal in a pill remains a dream of science fiction, new and intriguing ideas continue to emerge.
Zane Cerpina & Stahl Stenslie | Feb 2
The Czech writer’s darkly humorous novel, published in 1936, anticipated our current reality with eerie accuracy.
John Rieder | Jan 30
Architect and poet Paolo Belardi traces the many conditions and situations that have inspired extraordinary ideas across the arts and sciences.
Paolo Belardi | Jan 26
In the landscape of madness, time lies open and exposed.
Wouter Kusters | Jan 23
How Lebanon’s brutal civil war aborted a grand vision of social reform and the expansion of mental health care.
Joelle M. Abi-Rached | Jan 19
A poetic history of descents, both real and fictional.
William Firebrace | Jan 16
Kathryn Hall, an expert on placebos, considers the ways that expectations and learning affect our response to them.
Kathryn T. Hall | Jan 12
Thom van Dooren's new book about efforts to save endangered snails in Hawai‘i provides valuable insight into threats to global biodiversity.
Tara Lohan / The Revelator | Jan 9
Birds have an exceptional resistance to aging. Can scientists discover their secrets?
Steven N. Austad | Jan 5
Drawings and short essays offer an illuminating peek into the history of scientific thought.
Don S. Lemons | Jan 3