For more than 100 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 120 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos, biology to ecology, genetics to artificial intelligence, all curated by the Times' science editor David Corcoran. Big, informative, and wideranging, this journey through the scientific stories of our times is a must-have for all science enthusiasts.
David Corcoran, who retired from The New York Times in 2014, was the longtime editor of the weekly Science Times section. Prior to that he was the paper's education editor and deputy Op Ed editor, and for a number of years reviewed restaurants in New Jersey. He joined The Times after a 19year career at The Record in northern New Jersey, where he was the editorial page editor. His poetry has been published in Podium, The Adirondack Review, and Barrow Street. David Corcoran graduated from Amherst College and lives in Nyack, NY.