To accommodate a fast-growing New York City, John Randel, Jr., began to lay out the city’s streets in 1808—an impressive endeavor that holds lessons for today’s information infrastructure...
The Italian researcher faced prejudice and adversity as a woman and as a Jew, but went on to elucidate a growth factor essential to the survival of nerve cells
Sasquatch is just a legend, right? According to the evidence, maybe not, argues Jeffrey Meldrum--a position he holds despite ostracism from his fellow anthropologists and university colleagues...
Lene Vestergaard Hau made headlines by slowing light to below highway speed. Now the ringmaster of light can stop it, extinguish it and revive it—and thereby give quantum information a new look...
Thomas E. Starzl pioneered organ transplantation with antirejection drugs--an approach he hopes to end through a phenomenon called microchimerism
Ingredients for environmental awakening
Lisa Randall's thinking on higher dimensions, warped space and membranes catalyzed ideas in cosmology and physics. It might even unify all four forces of nature
Questioning the term after a bird's return
Writing and humanities studies produce better physicians, Rita Charon argues, because doctors learn to coax hidden information from patients' complaints
The longest cave in the world wends below Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park. Here visitors can view cave formation up close
With atoms near absolute zero, Deborah S. Jin created a Fermi condensate--opening a new realm in physics that might lead to room-temperature superconductivity
The largest astronomical observatory in the world sits on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The views, up or down, are spectacular
Volunteers join archaeological and historical Forest Service projects around the country, learning field techniques
Microbes seem to talk, listen and collaborate with one another--fodder for the truly paranoid. Bonnie L. Bassler has been eavesdropping and translating
Half a million sandhill cranes stop along a stretch of Nebraska¿s Platte River every spring
Score one for believers in the adage "Use it or lose it." Targeted mental and physical exercises seem to improve the brain in unexpected ways
Glass under glass: Harvard University's unusual botanical collection
Walking beneath the waves at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Seeing science past and present in two Parisian museums
A rim with a view in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park