A classic text on interrogating enemy captives offers a counterintuitive lesson on the best way to get information
The strange case of the disappearing arias and adagios
The great age of code breaking is over—and with it much of our ability to track the communications of our enemies
Ponds and other water features can be lovely—but they can be stinking, murky eyesores. A primer on what makes the difference
What causes traffic jams? The depressing answer may be nothing at all.
Our hands-off attitude toward aggressive search and seizure arises out of a misreading of the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment doesn't mean what we think
In the sport of fox hunting the first thing to understand is that things almost never go right.
New transcriptions of Fats Waller's pipe-organ and piano solos could ensure that Waller is remembered not just as an entertainer but as a great composer
Detectives aren't what they used to be
Recent explorations into the field of canine genetics are changing the way we think about man's best friend—"man's best parasite" may be more like it—and could help us repair the damage done by a century of inbreeding
When gardening becomes a crusade, it's time to pause and take stock
Efforts to design software that can translate languages fluently have encountered a problem: how do you program common sense?
Recent explorations into the field of canine genetics are changing the way we think about man’s best friend—“man's best parasite” may be more like it—and could help us repair the damage done by a century of inbreeding.
Budget cuts do not fully explain why infant mortality is falling so slovely in the United States. Access to prenatal care has never been sufficient
The polygraph industry is thriving, but questions remain about the validity of test results
A failure to pursue basic plant science may imperil the pre-eminence of American agriculture