Behind Jonas Salk’s triumph lay the work of hundreds of doctors and scientists over several decades—and considerable controversy
Digging anew through the voluminous papers of Thomas Edison, scholars are constructing a fresh, more accurate and revealing understanding of his greatest invention
The great Hale Telescope, with its 200-inch mirror, is still the masterpiece of American astronomical engineering
A distinguished historian discusses America’s inventive past—a past that has created “not only new machinery but a sort of new world”—and ponders how we might benefit from understanding it better
An insightful book shows just how eloquent graphs and charts can be
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