Bryan Bello's Articles
- Reviews & PreviewsEugenics is far behind us, but a health historian sees few reasons to believe science is postracial.
- Reviews & PreviewsKristie Macrakis takes readers on a tour of invisible ink’s history and the need to hide information, from the earliest empires to the Internet age.
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Wind, invisible, as it passes through the wild limbs of a cypress tree somehow takes shape. It's a sight that sneaks-up and often leads one to a stand-still. Van Gogh's brush immortalized the encounter centuries ago, but the phenomenon was familiar well before his time and continues to arrest those willing to pause in a new millennium. What accounts for this experience we vaguely define as "beautiful," this often transcendent appreciation for something so common