A new project untangles the handwritten texts in one of the world’s largest historical collections.
The efficiency gap is a highly praised tool for detecting partisan districting—but relying on it could be dangerous.
Trofim Lysenko’s spurious research prolonged famines that killed millions. So why is a fringe movement praising his legacy?
Irving Langmuir’s ill-fated attempts at seeding storms showed just how difficult it is to control the weather.
Tiny computers, microscopic art, bringing back the dodo—the future uses of the double helix
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How we will find enough water for a warming planet
What a Brazilian man's pathological generosity says about the biological roots of philanthropy