Reading Frames

» behavior, books and history

Most Recent

image: Aristotelian Biology

Aristotelian Biology

By Armand Marie Leroi | September 1, 2014

The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.

4 Comments

image: Book Excerpt from <em>Shocked</em>

Book Excerpt from Shocked

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.

0 Comments

image: Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

0 Comments

image: Book Excerpt from <em>Nature’s Nether Regions</em>

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.”

0 Comments

image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>

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.

1 Comment

image: Drunks and Monkeys

Drunks and Monkeys

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

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

5 Comments

image: The Skin We’re In

The Skin We’re In

By Robert Norman | May 1, 2014

Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

1 Comment

image: Future Minded

Future Minded

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.

2 Comments

image: Book Excerpt from <em>Lucky Planet</em>

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.

0 Comments

image: Is Earth Special?

Is Earth Special?

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet

8 Comments

Popular Now

  1. RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another
  2. Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
  3. Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold
  4. Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm