Best of 2017 This year was ripe with political conversation and conflict. That’s a given. At The Smart Set, we reflect on the things that brought us joy this year. These were the texts in which we […]
Our Silver Age of Natural Science Astronomers have discovered nearly 6,000 planets in the last 20 years. And Neanderthals had red hair and freckles.
We are living in a great age of natural science.
In “On First […]
The Explorer The longer we were in it, the smaller it seemed to get.
— William Beebe
The final episode of The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey begins not in the sea but in the sky. […]