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March 23, 2020
Movie theaters were closed. Public schools shuttered. Parades and other large social gatherings cancelled. Pandemic-wary civilians cautioned to keep away from others to best...
March 4, 2020
In his new book, “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present,” Frank M. Snowden, a professor emeritus of history and the history of medicine at Yale, examines...
January 24, 2020
Editor’s note: Paola Bertucci’s Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France has been making waves ever since its publication in 2017. Most...
November 26, 2019
Despite the constant news of violence, from mass shootings to wars, psychologist Steven Pinker believes we may be living in one of the most peaceful periods in human...
October 4, 2019
Climate has always been with us, but the sciences for assessing it developed partly in Europe’s East. With brilliance, patience, and zest, Deborah R. Coen in Climate in...