Interview: James Poskett on Global Science

In “Horizons,” a historian of science casts a wider lens on the last five centuries of scientific achievement, highlighting the crucial contributions of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and African astronomers, mathematicians, evolutionary thinkers, geneticists, chemists, and other non-Western figures.

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Book Review: The Unleashing of Tyrannosaurus Rex

David K. Randall’s “The Monster’s Bones” is a fresh and engrossing account of the exploits of early dinosaur fossil hunters and how their remarkable discoveries — notably the first bones of Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Montana wilderness — became the perfect bridge between science and spectacle.

Economics GPA Rules Weed Out Students of Color

A culture of competition in many introductory college courses, known as weed-out courses, is exacting an outsized toll on students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. If GPA restrictions are in fact disproportionately penalizing Black and Hispanic college students, what can be done about it?

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