My cousin became a convicted felon in his teens. I tried to make sure he got a second chance. What went wrong? Consider the visible surface of Los Angeles. Underpasses, bridges, alleyways, delivery trucks, service entrances, corner stores, mailboxes, water towers, exhaust vents, and...
“Perhaps the biggest fact of the last three hundred years of history is that life expectancy tripled in the West and in many other parts of the world. But it's not connected to one discovery or one battle being fought—it is a tremendous driver and...
Caroline Walker Bynum , Professor Emerita in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected to the British Academy as a Corresponding Fellow. Other elected Members include Gary Gerstle , Member (1990–91) in the School of Social Science; Kenneth...
In the past decade, physicists have found that topology provides unique insight into the physics of materials, such as how some insulators can sneakily conduct electricity along a single-atom layer on their surfaces. Some of these topological effects were uncovered in the 1980s, but only...