At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

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At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market

An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live. By Leon Neyfakh

Saison (top) and banh mi.

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Hello, banh mi! How food words join the dictionary

From pepita to saison, 2014’s most delicious new entries into American English.

In crowds, human ‘particles’ follow laws of movement

Science starts to unlock the physics of people.