To see how drug use can cause synesthesia, I reviewed two centuries' worth of bizarre literary and pharmacological experiments. Here’s what I found.
Crétien van Campen | Sep 9
The author of “Food Routes” fields questions on food deserts, fish sauce, and more.
The Editors | Sep 5
A survey of trepanation, or trephination, the oldest surgical procedure known to humanity.
Charles G. Gross | Aug 29
Karel Čapek's play "R.U.R." premiered in January 1921. Its influence cannot be overstated.
John M. Jordan | Jul 29
A combination of greed, colonial mismanagement, and gross incompetence has brought Nauru, once dubbed ‘Pleasant Island,’ to the brink of collapse.
Peter Dauvergne | Jul 22
Largely a forgotten figure, Ehrenfest was beloved by the brightest students — and foremost scientists — of the 20th century.
Eric Johnson | Jul 1
If medicine could break with its barbarous past, why shouldn’t the same path be open to the social sciences?
Lee McIntyre | Jun 13
Had the campaign to bring Sigmund Freud to Mexico succeeded, the imperiled psychoanalyst would have found himself living among the world’s foremost artists and intellectuals.
Rubén Gallo | May 30