From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

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Lessons from Biosphere 2
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018
The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat.
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 5, 2018
The Merck biochemist found the compound that led to a popular cholesterol-lowering drug.
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
The Challenger expedition's data on ocean temperatures and currents, seawater chemistry, life in the deep sea, and the geology of the seafloor spurred the rise of modern oceanography.
Image of the Day: Protector
Image of the Day: Protector
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
A newly described parasitic wasp is named after Daenerys Targaryen from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and TV show Game of Thrones.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Kerry Grens | Jun 21, 2018
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
Even in the Bronze Age, Humans Altered Soil Chemistry
Even in the Bronze Age, Humans Altered Soil Chemistry
Kerry Grens | Jun 13, 2018
Ancient bones from Ireland reveal that farming has changed nitrogen composition in land for the last 3,000 years.
China’s Flowers, 1922-1949
China’s Flowers, 1922-1949
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
Austrian-American botanist Joseph Rock collected thousands of plant samples in his 27 years in the Middle Kingdom, leaving after the Communist Party’s takeover.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Power of Rare</em>
Book Excerpt from The Power of Rare
Victoria Jackson, Michael Yeaman | May 1, 2018
In chapter 4, “Building a Cure Machine,” author Victoria Jackson reveals the challenges in launching a foundation focused on funding research on a rare disease.