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May 22, 2015
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri. Keith Tidball, coauthor of Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up, reflects on his work in Joplin, rebuilding after devastation, and how principles of civic ecology were demonstrated in the aftermath.
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In our latest "Five Minutes" post, Peter Pesic, the author of Music and the Making of Modern Science answers our questions. His book makes the argument that music was vital for the development of mode...
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The year was 1968 and Marshall Nirenberg, an unassuming governement scientist working at the National Institutes of Health, had just won the Nobel Prize for cracking the genetic code. Franklin Portuga...
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Today the editors of  Textures of the Anthropocene: Grain Vapor Ray, a four-volume set of writings that examine the era of human-controlled nature from a variety of perspectives, answer questions abou...
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We regret to pass along the sad news of the death of our author Irving Singer, at age 89. Singer was not just a Press author but an MIT figure par excellence, having taught in the MIT Philosophy Depar...
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