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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions

By Menno Schilthuizen | July 1, 2014

In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”

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Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.

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Drunks and Monkeys

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.  

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The Skin We’re In

By Robert Norman | May 1, 2014

Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

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Future Minded

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.

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Book Excerpt from Lucky Planet

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

In the book's prologue, author David Waltham compares a fictitious planet to Earth, highlighting the biologically supportive luck that our planet has enjoyed.

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Is Earth Special?

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet

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Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology

By David P. Barash | February 1, 2014

In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.

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Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage

By Alan de Queiroz | January 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.

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