A half-century after the creation of the Nuremberg Code of research ethics, scientists still struggle to strike a balance between human rights and medical progress.
Some critics claim that all the great questions in science have already been answered or are simply unanswerable. But a leading defender argues that reports of science's death have been greatly exaggerated.
Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Telescope
A recent photography exhibit goes behind the closed doors of major laboratories to shed fascinating light on the research shaping modern life.
150 years after Thomas Edison's birth, his record of 1,093 diverse patents is still unrivaled. A massive effort to catalogue his voluminous collection of papers and artifacts is yielding clues to account for his phenomenal success.
Turbulent Skies: The History of Commerical Aviation
The Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society
The Politics of Global Atmospheric Change