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Book Excerpt from The Science of Consequences

By Susan M. Schneider | November 1, 2012

In Chapter 2, "Consequences and Evolution: The Cause That Works Backwards," author Susan M. Schneider places evolutionary theory in terms of the science of consequences.

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Truth and Consequences

By Susan M. Schneider | November 1, 2012

Studying the consequences of behavior has shed light on a wide range of life-science phenomena, pathological as well as everyday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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