Disparate methods involving pencils and computer software each had their place as students explored new ways of studying artifacts.
Imagine the 30,557 words of Shakespeare’s Hamlet being written simultaneously by tens of thousands of people. To maintain the elegance of the prose, there is a necessary interplay between words.
Monarch butterflies must grow where they're planted (or, rather, laid) but David De La Mater says if he were a monarch caterpillar with a choice, he’d pick a nice stand of milkweed in New England.
Doug Young works in an area where the worlds of chemistry, biology and engineering meet, focusing on a class of molecules known as “unnatural amino acids.”
John Swaddle believes he can save a lot of birds just by getting them to look up. One reason that birds fly into buildings is that they’re not looking where they’re going. They really can’t, because they’re not built that way.
The scope of the LBNF-DUNE project approaches the preposterous. A thousand or so scientists, representing more than 160 institutions in 30 nations, are working on an apparatus that will shoot a beam of mysterious, identity-shifting particles 800 miles through solid earth in hopes of getting a better handle on some of the most puzzling questions of science.
Shelle Butler is going to Amsterdam this summer to work with some of the world’s most highly valued works of art. “But I won’t be actually touching the Rembrandts,” she said, affecting a little wide-eyed shudder of horror. “I’ll be back over there in the corner with my lasers.”
Anna Klompen is known in certain circles as Flatworm Mom. Karina Brocco French is developing her own alternate maternal identity: Cannibal Mom.
The eastern black rail is small, secretive, mysterious and in trouble. It’s a sparrow-sized marsh bird. It hardly ever flies, and gets around by creeping through dense wetland vegetation.
Chris Conway recalls a moment in his childhood in which he was chased by a neighbor’s aggressive dog. The experience didn’t scar Conway, but it did leave a lasting impression on someone else — his brother, who saw everything from afar.