How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today
Biological fallacies were used to justify slavery. Why can’t doctors let them go?
New York Times Magazine
August 14, 2019
Treasures from the Color Archive
The historic pigments in the Forbes Collection include the esoteric, the expensive, and the toxic.
The New Yorker
August 27, 2018
The Government Taste Testers Who Reshaped America’s Diet
In the 1930s, a forgotten federal bureau experimented with ways to make soy and other products more popular in the U.S.
August 9, 2019
Inside Apollo Mission Control, From the Eyes of the First Woman on the Job
Poppy Northcutt planned the vital flight trajectories that got astronauts home from their missions to the moon.
July 18, 2019
What John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech Means 50 Years Later
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
July 15, 2019
Margaret Hamilton Led the NASA Software Team That Landed Astronauts on the Moon
Apollo’s successful computing software was optimized to deal with unknown problems.
March 14, 2019
How NASA Sold The Science And Glamour of Space Travel
At the time of the Apollo 11 landing, some Americans had reservations about reaching for the stars when troubles swelled on Earth.
New York Times
June 23, 2019
The First Responders
The black men who formed America’s original paramedic corps wanted to make history and save lives—starting with their own.
June 25, 2019
On America’s Wild West of Dinosaur Fossil Hunting
In 19th-century America, rare old bones were a resource like any other.
June 24, 2019
The Eugenicists on Abortion
Contrary to what Clarence Thomas recently claimed, eugenicists never favored abortion as a means of population control.
July 2, 2019
The Rocket Scientist Who Had to Elude the FBI Before He Could Escape Earth
Frank Malina's Scientific Dreams Were as Radical as His Politics.
June 26, 2019
Wearing The Lead Glasses
Lead contamination in New Orleans and beyond.
May 31, 2019