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.

history of science
Cranial Craters, 1000-1250
Cranial Craters, 1000-1250
Sukanya Charuchandra | Nov 1, 2018
Prehistoric Andeans seemed especially fond of trepanation—holes drilled in the skull as a treatment for various ills.
Charting Crescents, 1910
Charting Crescents, 1910
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
James Herrick, a Chicago doctor, was the first to describe sickled red blood cells in a patient of African descent.
<em>Homo sapiens</em> Exposed, 1556
Homo sapiens Exposed, 1556
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Juan Valverde de Amusco’s anatomical drawings corrected some earlier errors while making anatomy more accessible.
Maiden Voyage, 1872&ndash;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.
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.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.
The Discovery of Streptomycin
The Discovery of Streptomycin
Terry Sharrer | Aug 1, 2007
The mass manufacture of penicillin during World War II stimulated urgent interest in other medicinally important soil microorganisms.