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Neil Shister

Has any other industrial product so dominated its time?

Rosemary Quigley

Battling cystic fibrosis.

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H. Allen Orr

A review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by E. O. Wilson.

Jay Mandle

Markets need to be reshaped to protect the environment, and such reshaping will require political struggle.

Steven Pinker Robert C. Berwick Jeremy C. Ahouse

An exchange on Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works.

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Science’s victory over bacteria, viruses, and other microbes is far from assured—and we may be part of the problem.

Maureen Paul

Before Roe, abortion providers operated on the margins of medicine. They still do.

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Ned Block

Critics of The Bell Curve have attacked every point in the book—except the most important one.

Sven Birkerts

Into the electronic millenium.

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