Ten revolutionary ideas? We asked a writer to make a list and this is what we got.
Maybe what we need in these times of pomp and self-importance is the truth-edged merriment that cuts through the malarkey. Send in the wise and witty clowns.
One of the best definitions of science I’ve heard was offered by an archaeologist, Lew Binford. Science, he would say, is the most reliable way of diminishing ignorance about the natural world.
Dog lovers have long believed in the virtues of man’s best friend. Now scientists are giving closer attention to the canine’s sense of fair play, empathy, and self-awareness.
What on earth are we doing here? Us humans.
Emory Sekaquaptewa expanded ancient borders without abandoning his Hopi home.
“She’ll be fighting mad,” the healer said. She had broken both her radius and ulna, or what we think of as the forearm, and the healer had set it and waited several months for it to knit itself back together. Now it was time for her to go back into the world, and it fell to my wife Susanne and me to accompany her. She was a red-tailed hawk.…