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Meet the inspiring people—none named Einstein—who helped these scientists find their calling.
Sylvia Earle addresses the state of our seas.
When antibiotics failed a severely ill patient, it was a pond virus that saved him.
Venus used to be as fit for life as Earth.
The real genius in the Nobel Prize-winning discovery is not who you think it is.
An alternative history of the great ideas of science.
Charles Bonnet discovered insect trails but became famous for his hallucinations.
In the debate between religion and science, wonder is what the doctor ordered.
Walter Pitts rose from the streets to MIT, but couldn’t escape himself.
How to terraform a room-temperature Mars in 100 years.
At the cosmic dinner party, intelligence is the loudest thing in the room.
The changing image of the TV scientist.
A fictional tale starring the inventors of the first computer.
Welcome to the future, where people read no more.
A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.
Einstein and Feynman ushered me into grad school, reality ushered me out.
Rags, riches, and fame in mathematics.
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