Father Columba Stewart has visited sites from Kathmandu to Timbuktu in his mission to safeguard precious manuscripts that tell humanity's story
The Williamsburg Bray School educated around 400 free and enslaved students between 1760 and 1774
Who speaks Latin these days? A surprisingly large number of people, thanks to the late friar, who died on Christmas Day at 81
A new analysis sheds light on how we might better serve America's "Lost Einsteins"
With a mission to increase and diffuse knowledge, Smithsonian thought leaders are voracious readers
The song was written for a British king’s coronation and its name is a Shakespeare reference. What gives?
Songs, blocks and snack time (and don't forget a nap)
The entrepreneur's new digital platform has helped applicants land $50 million in scholarships
Experts in the emerging field of quantitative urbanism believe that many aspects of modern cities can be reduced to mathematical formulas
Smithsonian researchers used optical technology to play back the unplayable records
Albert Einstein called Emmy Noether a "creative mathematical genius"
Professor Pier M. Forni has devoted his career to convincing people to conduct their lives with kindness and civility
Where are your friends in cyberspace? Closer than you might think, says Internet researcher Jon Kleinberg
Terence Tao is regarded as first among equals among young mathematicians, but who's counting
Religious historian Reza Aslan calls for a return to Islam's tradition of tolerance
First he wrote the code for the World Wide Web. Then he gave it away
He took the blue-collar approach to the great monuments of Egypt
Though evidence against his theory grew, Kon-Tiki sailor Thor Heyerdahl never steered from his course
Sprigg's has written ten books, organized a major exhibition on Shaker design and served as curator of collections