VOLUME 104 | NUMBER 4 | July 2016
A recent addition to the human family tree doesn't fit in clearly yet.
To understand how fuel burns in a diesel engine takes chemistry knowledge and supercomputing muscle.
Designers envisioning the future have not always been able to foretell advances in automotive and motorway technology.
Objects that keep papers from blowing around demonstrate the role that resourcefulness can play in the design process.
Public confessions of misdeeds against nature can inspire environmental awareness, commitment, and action.
Agatha Christie knew her poisons. Written by a former research chemist, A is for Arsenic examines 14 of the toxic substances featured in Christie’s mysteries.
There are almost 2,000 species of fireflies, and Tufts University biologist Sara Lewis’s fascination with the creatures is so captivating that readers may want to learn about them all.
Promoting the right kind of fire—and smarter development—is safer and more cost-effective than fighting a losing battle.
The ecologist most remembered for bringing experimental work to a largely observational field nevertheless loved and promoted organismal description.
Precisely timed series of interventions lead to the growth of a variety of complex, three-dimensional microscale structures.
After 150 years of expeditions, we have finally arrived at a definitive understanding of the corona revealed by solar eclipses.
Bestselling poet Christian Bök has worked on this groundbreaking project for more than a decade, collaborating with scientists and studying the science himself from the ground up, in order to create what may be considered the first “living poetry.”
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