In Jorge Luis Borges's story of barely 12 pages, the celebrated writer plays with the infinite in a context of vast labyrinths of memory and the consequences of having an unlimited capacity to remember.
Rodrigo Quian Quiroga | Jun 16
A survey of trepanation, or trephination, the oldest surgical procedure known to humanity.
Charles G. Gross | Jun 11
When it comes to behavior, genetics may play a larger role than you think.
Stanley Fields & Mark Johnston | Jun 8
To measure was to apprehend and be made accountable, and nowhere was this more resonant than in the identification and classification of criminals.
Jessica Helfand | May 5
Some health care providers, even those already vaccinated, have developed patient hesitancy and are reluctant to leave the comfort of telehealth.
Mikkael A. Sekeres | May 3
Experience is in unexpected places, including in all animals, large and small, and perhaps even in brute matter itself.
Christof Koch | Mar 15
What is it that makes individuals suffering from FAS sound like foreign speakers of their native language?
Roger Kreuz & Richard Roberts | Mar 2
By exploiting women, British companies gained all the benefits of powerful mainframes with little labor overhead — and no long-term commitment to their computing workforce.
Mar Hicks | Feb 8
Our built-in biases help explain our post-truth era, when “alternative facts” replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence.
Lee McIntyre | Jan 21
A glimpse of an alternative economic and industrial history and future, in which the Luddites were successful in their battle against alienating technology.
Miriam A. Cherry | Jan 19