History of Science

  As we thought about the 206th birthday of Charles Darwin, celebrated this week at UW-Madison, we thought of two giants of genetic research who were on campus for more than 120 years, combined.  James F. (Jim) Crow, 1916-2012 We interviewed Jim Crow in 2009, in his ninth office at UW-Madison, when […]

Evolution’s pillars: Two titans of genetics

I didn’t know it at the time, of course, but UW-Madison science historian David Lindberg gave me the context for a career. As a science writer, I mostly cover discrete developments in science, the plodding, step-by-step construction (or deconstruction) of knowledge. That immersion in the minutiae of the natural or […]

Lessons of a Lifetime