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In Your Dreams

By David Gelernter | March 1, 2016

Understanding the sleeping brain may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the human mind.

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Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?

By R. Haven Wiley | September 1, 2015

A new approach shows how both honesty and deception are stable features of noisy communication.

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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.

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Good Vibrations

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?

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Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact

By Jerry A. Coyne | July 1, 2015

In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.

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The War Rages On

By Jerry A. Coyne | July 1, 2015

Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.

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In the prologue, “Lemurs and the Delights of Fieldwork,” author Ian Tattersall shares the paleoanthropological lessons he learned from studying non-human primates in Madagascar.

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Reimagining Humanity

By Ian Tattersall | June 1, 2015

As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.

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Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts

By Peter Piot | May 1, 2015

A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.  

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Book Excerpt from p53

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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