Science & Technology


Trapped Under the Sea

Trapped Under the Sea

Lessons learned from a little-known construction accident, which threatened the completion of the world’s longest single-entrance tunnel, as well as a decade-long effort to clean up Boston Harbor.

Published 04/08/2014

 

Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later

Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later

In “Kitty Genovese,” author Kevin Cook debunks the myth that “38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens.”

Published 03/12/2014

 

Return to Dead Mountain

Return to Dead Mountain

Donnie Eichar explains how Kármán vortex street might have created the conditions that led to tragedy on Russia’s Holatchahl mountain.

Published 02/01/2014

 

Plutopia

Plutopia

Fukushima and Chernobyl are household words. Yet the deliberate and decades-long environmental contamination at Richland and Ozersk is no less disastrous.

Published 01/19/2014

 

The End of Night

The End of Night

The future looks bright (thanks to light pollution).

Published 01/05/2014

 

For Good Measure

For Good Measure

The U.S. Metric Association deserves recognition for its effort to promote increased usage of the modernized metric system. It’s ultimate objective? Complete conversion.

Published 01/01/2013

 

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