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David Wolman

4 articles
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The Aftershocks

How seven Italian scientists came to be convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake.

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The Ultimate Counterfeiter Isn't a Crook—He's an Artist

A painter’s dogged, doomed pursuit of the perfect $100 bill.

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The Split Brain: A Tale of Two Halves

The impact, both on researchers and patients, of a radical treatment.

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Train to the Roof of the World

On riding China’s Qinghai-Tibet Railway just before it opened:

Staring out at the shimmering tracks and concrete-reinforced embankment extending to the horizon, I can’t help but think of the senior Chinese scientist who confessed to me that the rail line he helped build might not be safe for long.