Articles in science & nature tagged with history

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Dora Vargha Jeremy A. Greene

History shows that outbreaks rarely have tidy conclusions.

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David S. Jones Stefan Helmreich

Epidemic waves serve not just to predict but also to persuade. Their special blend of mathematical and moral messaging will shape the future of the pandemic.

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Alex de Waal

We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.

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Michael D. Gordin

Many take the separation between science and politics for granted, but this view of science has its own political history: it was developed, in part, as an anti-communist tool of the Cold War.

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Geoff Mann

The Anthropocene challenges liberalism’s vision of permanent progress. So why has it become another technocratic tool of liberal bureaucracy?

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Jessie Kindig

“Megafires” are now a staple of life in the Pacific Northwest, but how we talk about them illustrates the tension at the heart of the western myth itself.

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Daniel Penny

The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.

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Sarah Hill

A tribute to one of the century’s great anthropologists and teachers.

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Meghan O’Gieblyn

The recurring—and often conflicting—narratives of technology and progress.

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Sarah Hill

On vacationing in Vieques