Articles by Elizabeth Pisani
A new account of the early days of Aids shows how cleverly activists influenced the powerful
Fake, or substandard medicine—some peddled by criminal gangs—is a big but hidden cause of antibiotic resistance
Will Indonesia—and its turtles— thrive despite its government?
“Drains don’t make heroes,” I thundered in a piece about polio in a recent issue of Prospect. Apparently, I was wrong. It’s just that they don’t make heroes very quickly. This I learned at...
Joshua Foer was crowned US memory champion after training for just one year. Anyone can learn the same tricks—but is it worth doing?
Bill Gates wants to eradicate the disease in the next two years. But that’s tricky, and are we even right to try?
The ocean of information available on the web is challenging the standard model of hypothesis-driven science. Yet that model has always borne little relation to the mucky reality of scientific...
Parents and schools are both useless at teaching the facts of life. We must learn from Uganda
Rich philanthropists have the power to fund risky, long-term projects. So why don’t they?