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Elmer T. Lee Bourbon

When you get to the whiskey/bourbon aisle at your local liquor store, you're accustomed to seeing plenty of the booze named for a master distiller …

Laptop U

Has the future of college moved online?<p>Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and the battles of the distant past. At seventy, he has owlish eyes, a flared Hungarian nose, and a …

In 1884, A Popular Science Writer Got Way Too Stoned

From our archive, a dramatic first-hand account of marijuana overdose.<p><i>"An Overdose of Hasheesh," by Mary C. Hungerford, originally appeared in the February 1884 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine.</i><p>Being one of the grand army of sufferers from headache, I took, last summer, by order of my physician, …

Grad School May Not Be the Best Way to Spend $100,000

Over the past decade, I’ve taught hundreds of executive education, MBA, and undergraduate students at half a dozen top universities. To put it mildly, I’m a believer in the importance of higher education and graduate studies. But I’m also concerned that some executives view grad school as a panacea …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …