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Renée Wolcott
Readers are often surprised to learn that the horizontal bumps on an old book’s spine have a purpose. Those bumps, known as raised bands, are...
Tabea Cornel
This is what a researcher at the Eugenics Record Office (ERO) concluded after analyzing the handedness of 1,305 children stemming from 340 different “matings” (that...
Charles Greifenstein
Image above: Sketch of two chickens, Titian Ramsay Peale, n.d. APS Digital Library . Most people probably don’t realize how important chickens have been in...
By Jonathan Singerton Image above: Detail of Donath’s layout of his hives, ca. April 1787, APS Digital Library In March 1787, Joseph Donath (1751-1829) arrived...
Will Fenton
Image above: Theodosius Dobzhansky at his desk, ca. 1965. APS Digital Library . When he wasn’t reshaping the fields of genetics and evolutionary biology, Theodosius...
American Philosophical Society
Congratulations to the American Philosophical Society Fellowship recipients for 2018-2019! Each year, the Society offers two long-term, two digital humanities, and twenty to twenty-five short-term...
Brian Carpenter
Image above: Studio portrait of George Hunt and Jonathan Hunt , 1920. The manuscripts of George Hunt (1856-1931) are one of the largest and most...
American Philosophical Society
The following persons were offered membership in the American Philosophical Society at the conclusion of the Members' Business Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018: CLASS...