The idea behind a recent Radcliffe workshop sounded more like the setup to a perfect punch line, admitted one of its organizers
“It almost began like a joke. Bring a pastry chef and a... Continue reading
Richard Holmes, whose critically acclaimed “The Age of Wonder” explored the intersection of science and the arts in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, discussed the... Continue reading
Each day, an average of nine people are killed in the United States and more than 1,000 injured by drivers doing something other than driving.
The totals — 3,300 U.S. deaths and 387,000... Continue reading
They didn’t always speak the same language, but climate scientists and disaster relief workers wrapped up a meeting Tuesday in agreement about the importance of leveraging climate insights into... Continue reading
NASA announced a problem on Wednesday that threatens to cripple one of its highest-profile missions, the Kepler Space Telescope, an instrument dedicated to finding Earth-like planets orbiting other... Continue reading
Australian photographer Stephen Dupont has spent years documenting dissonance.
Dupont began working in Papua New Guinea in 2004, spending time with the gangs of Port Moresby, the nation’s... Continue reading
Every now and then a song sweeps the world, catapulting its singer into the stratosphere of super-fame. “Gangnam Style” is that kind of phenomenon, performed by South Korea’s Park Jae-sang, better... Continue reading
The camera pans across the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, where Capt. James T. Kirk and his crew are under attack by an alien vessel firing deadly bolts of photon energy-plasma. As the ship’s... Continue reading
Students, here’s today’s assignment: Write a paper that weaves together a slab of trilobite fossils, a Polaroid camera, a Bedouin coffee urn, and an 18th-century pocket watch the size of a duck... Continue reading
Scholars from three continents gathered at Harvard recently to parse the Emancipation Proclamation, the earthshaking 1863 executive order from the Lincoln White House that proclaimed all slaves in... Continue reading