Mapping the mayhem

In the Eliad, Priam, the last king of Troy, sneaks into Achilles’ camp to plead for the body of his son Hector, who has been slain in battle. The legend foreshadows one of the core principles of the US Marine Corps: leave no man behind. It also informs Elliot Ackerman’s The Fifth Act, which – … Read more

Mapping the micro-universe

Sscience always requires leaps of faith, but nowhere more so than in particle physics. Since its earliest days it has sought evidence for entities that are not only far too small to see, but might not exist at all. This enterprise has demanded ever more gargantuan and expensive apparatus. Yet as the physicist Suzie Sheehy … Read more