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How Tycoons Created the Dinosaur

The story of dinosaurs is also the story of capitalism.

The Disneyfication of Atomic Power

Inside America’s propaganda campaign, “Atoms for Peace,” launched in the wake of Hiroshima.

The History of Locker-Room Talk

Why men put down other men by attacking their masculinity.

Tarzan Wasn’t for Her

It took an outsider to restore women to the story of human evolution.

The Botanist Who Defied Stalin

His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.

What Did the Past Smell Like?

Get a whiff of a new sensory experience in history.

Do You Know These Scientific Pioneers?

10 great minds that should have been in your science textbooks.

When Science Was the Best Show in America

The first US museum was devoted to truth and reason. Then the circus came to town.

The Carouser and the Great Astronomer

It’s a fine line between oblivion and immortality.