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The Father of Modern Metal

The creation of stainless steel took equal parts metallurgy and perseverance.

My Family, My Science

One girl’s scientific coming of age.

The Science Hidden In Your Town Name

How place names encode ecological change.

Five Veteran Scientists Tell Us What Most Surprised Them

Fifty years ago, who knew we’d learn to clone genes and find water on Mars?

The Common Genius of Lincoln and Einstein

The president and the physicist teach us a lesson about moral genius.

From Isaac Newton to the Genius Bar

Why it’s time to retire the concept of genius.

Top Ten Unsung Geniuses

For these scientists, success and fame did not come in equal measure.

When Theft Was Worse Than Murder

Hundreds of years of trial documents reveal our changing attitudes to violent crime.

Ingenious: Simon DeDeo

Cosmic microwaves and crime.

The Vulgar Mechanic and His Magical Oven

A Renaissance alchemist pioneers feedback control.