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Visible Human: A Slice of Life
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The body may be the world's most wonderful machine, but it differs from nearly every other mechanical gadget in one important way: It contains essentially no empty space.


Political Morality?
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The name Machiavelli evokes the essence of immorality. This reputation grew from "The Prince," his 1513 book packed with advice on getting and keeping power. Amid today's political scandals, it remains avidly read.



Monuments That Never Quite Made It
If the Washington Monument had been constructed as originally designed in the early 1840s, the National Mall would be anchored today by a pantheon with 30 columns and containing statues of the Founding Fathers.
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