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, 2020
Researchers Constança Esteves-Sorenson and Robert Broce reviewed more than 100 tests — and ran one of their own — to find out if pay harms performance on enjoyable tasks. Here’s what they learned.
Brigitte C. Madrian | Nov 19, 2020
The original game is at the root of a rich design tradition, one that goes well beyond detailed graphics and fluid controls.
Noah Wardrip-Fruin | Nov 16, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Two video game veterans field questions on a range of topics, from trends in gaming to the pitfalls of game development.
The Editors | Nov 5, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
"We thought this film was defective. But we were mistaken. This is how radiation looks."
Susan Schuppli | Oct 26, 2020
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, 2020
Neuroscientist Bita Moghaddam traces the history of ketamine from the battlefield to the dance floor.
Sam Kelly | Oct 20, 2020
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, 2020