May 22, 2013 - 3:00am
The original search for the fountain of youth didn't pan out -- but a new one is under way. Scott McLemee considers "The Longevity Seekers."
May 15, 2013 - 3:00am
Serial killers have become the cultural anti-heroes of the age. Scott McLemee considers a new book that traces the back story of a morbid trend.
May 1, 2013 - 3:00am
Machines are "reading" novels that literary historians would otherwise never get to. Scott McLemee considers the results and prospects of "Macroanalysis."
April 24, 2013 - 3:00am
Making books, artwork, and historical documents of all kinds universally available for free is a great ambition. Scott McLemee thinks the job will require a little more, though.