In cancer research, a winding road to discovery
Book by MIT professor examines the circuitous history behind the investigation of cancer as a contagious illness.
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Chernobyl: How bad was it?
A scholar’s book uncovers new material about the effects of the infamous nuclear meltdown.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 5, 2019
Not long after…
The Mobile Workshop, The Tsetse Fly, and African Knowledge Production
By Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
How the presence of the tsetse fly turned the African forest into an open laboratory where…
When numbers started counting
New book by MIT assistant professor chronicles the birth of statistical arguments in public debate.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | February 5, 2018
In the STI literature, Africa has often been regarded as a recipient of science, technology, and innovation rather than a maker of them. In this book, scholars from a…
Modern political culture features a deep-seated faith in the power of numbers to find answers, settle disputes, and explain how the world works. Whether evaluating economic trends, measuring the…