Diana Steele

All Stories by Diana Steele

  1. Calabi-Yau manifolds
    Math

    A mathematician traces his journey from poverty to prominence

    In 'The Shape of Life,' Shing-Tung Yau describes his groundbreaking work in geometry, which provided insights into string theory.

  2. Tropical Storm Harvey
    Math

    ‘Weird Math’ aims to connect numbers and equations to the real world

    The book Weird Math attempts to make chaos theory, higher dimensions and other concepts more relatable.

  3. Illustration of Henry Hudson meeting Native Americans
    Climate

    Climate foiled Europeans’ early exploration of North America

    The book ‘A Cold Welcome’ examines how the Little Ice Age and other climatic and geographic factors shaped colonial history.

  4. Lonni Sue Johnson word search
    Neuroscience

    Artist’s amnesia could help unlock mysteries of memory

    In "The Perpetual Now", journalist Michael Lemonick looks at what an artist’s memory loss can teach neuroscientists about the brain.

  5. Hunting Hidden Dimensions

  6. Earth

    For a big view of inner Earth, catch a few … Geoneutrinos

  7. Astronomy

    When Worlds Collide