On the presidents of the Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation headquarters

One of my useless achievements is that I think I can name all the presidents of the Ford Foundation without having to look them up. But even though I can … MORE >>

On the newest device that will save the Third World from disease

About every three years, someone invents some sort of miraculous device, which will revolutionize science and/or public health in the Third World. Articles by Carolyn Kormann in the New Yorker and Ed Yong in The Atlantic describe the most recent of these—the Foldscope.… MORE >>

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