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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By Alice Dreger | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Stirring the Pot

By Alice Dreger | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research


image: Book Excerpt from <em>Women After All</em>

Book Excerpt from Women After All

By Melvin Konner | February 2, 2015

In the introduction to his latest book, author Melvin Konner explains why he considers maleness a departure from normal physiology.


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It’s Over, Man

By Melvin Konner | February 1, 2015

The era of human male domination is ending. Will modern culture welcome the dawn of a new gender equality?


image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Creativity Crisis</em>

Book Excerpt from The Creativity Crisis

By Roberta B. Ness | January 7, 2015

In Chapter 1, “Yin and Yang,” author Roberta B. Ness explores the dynamic tension between innovation and risk aversion in science past and present.

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Innovation Renovation

By Roberta B. Ness | January 1, 2015

Is the fear of funding and doing fundamental, risky research killing our ability to make breakthroughs?


image: Book Excerpt from <em>One Plus One Equals One</em>

Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One

By John Archibald | December 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.


image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>

Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales

By J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | November 1, 2014

In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.


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Walking with Whales

By J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | November 1, 2014

The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.


image: Book Excerpt from <em>Unnatural Selection</em>

Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection

By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014

In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.


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