Diana Steele

All Stories by Diana Steele

  1. Animals

    A naturalist writes an homage to bird migration

    In ‘A Season on the Wind,’ Kenn Kaufman shares his lifelong obsession for and awe of spring bird migration.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Hunting Hidden Dimensions

    Black holes, giant and tiny, may reveal new realms of space.

  7. Earth

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

  8. Astronomy

    When Worlds Collide

    Parallel universes aren’t supposed to be observable, but a cosmic crash might leave a visible sign of their existence.