Beyond our Eyes

Sometimes the most mysterious things of all are those we take entirely for granted. For example, most people don’t stop to think about the fact that we use mathematics to accurately describe and interpret our universe. For example, you see an apple sitting on the…

Rational Giving

The year 1928 was a fateful one in medicine, as it saw the discovery of a drug that saved more people than any other in history: penicillin. However, although penicillin has saved millions of lives, the antibiotic era is rapidly drawing to a close. Many…

Lesson of the Small

Many of the new technologies recently developed in communications, agriculture and biotech raise some troubling ethical and sociological issues, and sometimes generate intense public controversy. One such field, nanotechnology, is generally unknown to the public, but has the potential to have a deep and irrevocable…

Low Crime Wave

Over the last twenty years, residents of New York City have enjoyed an unprecedented reduction in crime – the greatest decline of any major city in the developed world. Over two decades, murders, robbery and burglary fell over 80%. In the late 80’s, most criminologists…