ScholarsLeading intellectuals in the fields of history, philosophy and science
Richard Fiske discusses his groundbreaking work
September 27, 2007 | By Megan Gambino
The Tufts University developmental scientist challenges the myth of the troubled adolescent in his new book, "The Good Teen"
September 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
Long before global warming became a cause célà¨bre, Lonnie Thompson was extracting climate secrets from ancient glaciers. He finds the problem is even more profound than you might have thought
July 2007 | By J. Madeleine Nash
Carl Linnaeus, born 300 years ago, brought order to nature's blooming, buzzing confusion
May 2007 | By Kennedy Warne
On the surprise evidence of flowing water on Mars
February 2007 | By Laura Helmuth
Susan Solomon helped patch the ozone hole. Now, as a leader of a major United Nations report—out this month—she's going after global warming
February 2007 | By Virginia Morell
Bugs in trees and kids in labs get their due in a new book by "Canopy Meg"
December 2006 | By Marian Smith Holmes
Growing up in a gritty urban neighborhood, Erich Jarvis dreamed of becoming a ballet star. Now the scientist's studies of how birds learn to sing are forging a new understanding of the human brain
November 2006 | By Jerry Adler
Pondering the nature of artistic genius, a social scientist finds that creativity has a bottom line
November 2006 | By Helen Starkweather
Svante Paabo has probed the DNA of Egyptian mummies and extinct animals. Now he hopes to learn more about what makes us tick by decoding the DNA of our evolutionary cousins.
October 2006 | By Steve Olson
Studs Terkel, America’s best-known oral historian, never wavered in his devotion to the Windy City
July 2006 | By Studs Terkel
The "missing link?" At least a step in a new direction
June 2006 | By Laura Helmuth
A Nobel laureate holds forth on flies, genes and women in science.
June 2006 | By Amy Crawford
Archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the 16th century astronomer who revolutionized our view of the universe
May 2006 | By Andrew Curry
A creationist when he visited the Galápagos Islands, the great naturalist grasped the full significance of the unique wildlife he found there only well after he had returned to London
December 2005 | By Frank J. Sulloway
An ethnobotanist takes up the cause of rain forest conservation
November 01, 2005 | By Elizabeth Royte
Dead people tell no tales—but their bones do, when he examines them
November 01, 2005 | By Aaron Elkins
After DNA, what could he possibly do for an encore?
November 01, 2005 | By Smithsonian magazine
Eradicating one of history's deadliest diseases was just the beginning
November 01, 2005 | By Robin Marantz Henig
In Kansas, a plant geneticist sows the seeds of sustainable agriculture
November 01, 2005 | By Craig Canine