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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...
Earle Spamer
“Climate change” is a touchy subject these days. But in order to have arguments in the first place, some baseline information about past climate has...