In The Age of Wonder, Richard Holmes lucidly charts how the Romantics were as transfixed by the failures of science as they were by its bright accomplishments.
Why has natural selection always been the most contested part of evolutionary theory?
Two new books explore the role of naturalists in the history of conservation movements.
"Bio-prospecting" is unreflective--and unregulated.
While the Obama Administration has taken steps to strengthen enforcement of humane handling and food safety laws, the verdict is still out on whether the USDA has the will to make the changes necessary for a safe and humane food system.
The Obama administration wants to push holistic solutions to national problems--and retooling manufacturers of military hardware into purveyors of solar technology is one.
Will carbon capture and sequestration help us avoid runaway climate change?
In the dry Sahel, farmers are already adapting to climate change.
In The Fires of Vesuvius, Mary Beard unearths the seedier realities of the Roman social and political experience.