TAHITIAN FLORA In 1768, James Cook led an expedition to Tahiti, during which a botanist collected tropical plants. Shown is one of 24 prints now on display in Hawaii, made from engravings of the plants by an 18th century artist.
Courtesy of the National Tropical Botanical Garden
SUPERFICIAL BEAUTY It may look lovely, but this bedbug could cause a lot of misery.
Simon Head argues that computer business systems leave middle managers and workers with little creative latitude. They acquire fewer skills and their wages stagnate, hurting their job quality and buying power.