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Articles in Science & Nature tagged with History

Marissa Grunes

Inspired by the rediscovery of Shackleton's HMS Endurance, we revisit two centuries of lessons in leadership from getting trapped in Antarctica's Weddell Sea.

Lawrence Rosen

Pioneering Afro-Brazilian geographer Milton Santos sought to redeem the field from its methodological fragmentation and colonial legacies.

Mark Bould

Because it hinges on who will accept blame for causing climate change, there’s never been so much at stake in the naming of a geological era.

Emily Kern

A sweeping new history of humanity upends the story of civilization, inviting us to imagine how our own societies could be radically different.

Kyle Harper

Our mastery over microbes is only a few decades old. It is also far more precarious than we imagine.

Greg Eghigian

This summer, an intelligence report and a new Harvard research project have renewed the public’s interest in UFOs. But neither is likely to change many minds.

Alina Utrata
Billionaires such as Musk, Bezos, and Branson peddle the idea that space represents a public hope, all the while reaping big private profits.
Duana Fullwiley
Home DNA ancestry kits include no ancestors, instead comparing customers to other present-day people based on assumptions about race and ethnicity. So what are they actually selling?
Andrew Jewett

For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.

Zachary Dorner
Global trade, enslaved labor, and colonial warfare created demands for medicines that would work for anyone, anywhere. That pressure to view patients as interchangeable remains with us today.