Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.
Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...
It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...
BOOK REPORT for Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale: 0
Talky Talk: Descriptive
Bonus Factor: LEGO Batman
Ambivalent Factor: World Building
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me
Cover Story: Are We Out of the Woods ...