The science of the perfect second
No social encounter delights me more than meeting a doctor at a cocktail party. In clinical settings, doctors tend to be guarded and aloof. Catch one with a whiskey in…
By Kristin Dombek, from The Selfishness of Others, a monograph that was published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Dombek is the recipient of a 2013 Rona Jaffe award.
Living at the edge of Fukushima’s nuclear disaster
Why your phone may (or may not) be killing you
Inside the carbon-trading shell game
Space-messengers, missile-detectors, and people-watchers
The carefully documented facts on one of the most sinister—and widely ignored—menaces to the nation’s health . . .
Einstein's theory of relativity, with illustrative examples