If you are wondering what to worry about when it comes to biological weapons, you should concern yourself, first of all, with things that are easy to deliver. Biological Read more [...]
How far can airline safety go?
On November 24, 1971, a man in a dark suit, white shirt, and sunglasses bought a ticket in the name of Dan Cooper on the 2:50 Read more [...]
One of the most striking aspects of the automobile industry is the precision with which it makes calculations of life and death. The head restraint on the back of a car Read more [...]
To beat the competition, first you have to beat the drug test.
At the age of twelve, Christiane Knacke-Sommer was plucked from a small town in Saxony to train Read more [...]
In the early morning of July 7th, the thirty-year-old publicist Lizzie Grubman backed her father's brand-new Mercedes-Benz S.U.V. into a crowd outside a Southampton night Read more [...]
How caffeine created the modern world.
The original Coca-Cola was a late-nineteenth-century concoction known as Pemberton's French Wine Coca, a mixture of alcohol, Read more [...]
Sumner Redstone and the rules of the corporate memoir.
In the early nineteen-nineties, Sumner Redstone, the head of Viacom, wanted to merge his company with Read more [...]
Millions of people owe their lives to Fred Soper. Why isn't he a hero?
In the late nineteen-thirties, a chemist who worked for the J.R. Geigy company, in Switzerland, Read more [...]
How the fight to make America's highways safer went off course.
Every two miles, the average driver makes four hundred observations, forty decisions, Read more [...]
Fast food is killing us. Can it be fixed?
In 1954, a man named Ray Kroc, who made his living selling the five-spindle Multimixer milkshake machine, began hearing Read more [...]