FROM THE EDITORS
In Memory of Austin Green
Why Is It So Hard to Stop Sports Concussions?
Human behavior conspires with the complex mechanics of head impacts to keep
injury rates high. New helmet technology could help.
The Superorganism Revolution
The bacteria living on and in us are challenging paradigms in community ecology.
Aspirants, Apprentices, and Student Engineers*
From the construction of the Erie Canal to now, companies and schools have tried many creative ways to find enough skilled and professional workers.
Pencil, Paper, and Pi
A gargantuan calculation of pi in the 1850s ran up against the limits of manual arithmetic; figuring out where it went wrong calls for forensic mathematics.
Etching the Neural Landscape
A neuroscientist-artist draws inspiration from the materials and techniques of Asian scroll painting to visualize the complex wiring of the brain.