Science & Technology

On the Road Again

Electric cars seem to offer a solution to the problem of the internal combustion engine. But technological advances have other consequences. 

Between Galileo and Newton

Christiaan Huygens has been long overshadowed by Isaac Newton. But he is the better example of a modern scientist. 

Full Circle

The long and complicated history of why there are 360 degrees in a circle.

Sexual Eeling

The slippery subject of eel reproduction evaded human understanding for millennia.

A Perfect Landing

Overshadowed between two dramatic missions, the success of Apollo 12 was vital to the continuing space project.