Meet the Innovators
In this special section, we introduce you to 37 people under the age of 36 who are helping to shape the world. Those honored are scholars, singers, writers, scientists, musicians, painters, activists—and more than one public-spirited computer maven. Get a glimpse of each young innovator's personal side with our "Last Word" interviews. Interact with many of the innovators and other readers on our special Innovations blog. Experience their work firsthand through book excerpts, audio files, videos and photographs.
This Month's Featured Innovators:
Biologist Beth Shapiro has figured out a recipe for success in the field of ancient DNA research
Political historian Jeremi Suri has come up with a new way of looking at the links between the low and the mighty
Documentary filmmaker Rachel Grady opens our eyes to the complexities of overlooked places and people
Studying ancient botanical drawings, Daniela Bleichmar is rewriting the history of the Spanish conquest of the Americas