VOLUME 103 | NUMBER 6 | November 2015
Was La Gioconda an early model for three-dimensional imaging?
A brief review of Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research, by Sarah Bridger
A brief review of The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, by J. Kenji López-Alt
A brief review of Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, by Randall Munroe
I am one of the many women who exited academic science. Decades later, too many others are still leaving for the same reasons.
A peek inside an artificial neural network reveals some pretty freaky images.
Despite striving for objectivity, scientists bring their subjective experiences to their work. Collaborations with artists show this is not always a bad thing.
How did theropods, the meat-eating dinosaurs, develop their distinctive serrated teeth? High-tech microscopy reveals new clues.
Over the course of 150 columns for this magazine, the author has uncovered great engineering lessons all around, in places big and small.
A hotly contested megadam threatens an incubator for evolutionary diversity in Brazil.
Japanese paper arts are inspiring materials scientists with new ways to turn flat sheets into functional devices.
First Person: Nujoud Merancy
In this roundup, associate editor Katie L. Burke summarizes notable recent developments in scientific research, selected from reports compiled in the free electronic newsletter Sigma Xi SmartBrief. Online: https://www.smartbrief.com/sigmaxi/index.jsp
The turn of this century saw the cheapest-ever energy and food combined,
and here’s why we may never return to those historic low numbers.
After 75 years, Godfrey Harold Hardy’s A Mathematician’s Apology still fuels debate over pure versus applied mathematics.
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