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image: Book Excerpt from <em>Living Color</em>

Book Excerpt from Living Color

By Nina G. Jablonski | October 1, 2012

In Chapter 3, "Out of the Tropics," author Nina G. Jablonski, explores the genes behind skin pigmentation and makes the distinction between color and race.


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True Colors

By Nina G. Jablonski | October 1, 2012

The biological and social ramifications of skin pigmentation are too often ignored by scientists, teachers, and the general public.


image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Hour Between Dog and Wolf</em>

Book Excerpt from The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

By John Coates | September 5, 2012

In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.


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A Story Biological

By John Coates | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.


In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.


image: DNA Truth or Dare

DNA Truth or Dare

By Sam Kean | July 1, 2012

Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.

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image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Mara Crossing</em>

Book Excerpt from The Mara Crossing

By Ruth Padel | June 1, 2012

Author Ruth Padel tells the stories of John James Audubon and cellular migration in prose and verse

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In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.


image: Dopamine: Duality of Desire

Dopamine: Duality of Desire

By Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012

Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.


In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.


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