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Inside the mind of Fritz Kahn

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2011

For more than 40 years, German gynecologist and legendary science writer Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) captured the imagination of an international audience with hundreds of wildly inventive illustrations and more than a dozen popular science books. 


image: Light Therapy, circa 1939

Light Therapy, circa 1939

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2011

Around the turn of the 20th century—before sunscreens hit the market and the damaging effects of UV radiation were widely appreciated—physicians saw the sun mostly as a source of healing. 

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Losers Fight Back

By Richard P. Grant | February 1, 2011

Editor's choice in developmental biology


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Book excerpt from Everyday Practice of Science

By Frederick Grinnell | February 1, 2011

In Chapter 3, “Credibility: Validating Discovery Claims,” author Frederick Grinnell details the difficulty in making discoveries that buck current scientific paradigms.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2011

Quirk, Darwin's Armada, The Death & Life of Monterey Bay, Elegance in Science


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The Evolution of Credibility

By Frederick Grinnell | February 1, 2011

The winding path that an interesting result takes to become a bona fide discovery is just one of the topics covered in this new book on the practice of science.


image: The Mindless Machine, circa 1664

The Mindless Machine, circa 1664

By Vanessa Schipani | January 1, 2011

By Vanessa Schipani | January 1, 2011


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Myc, Nicked

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Developmental Biology


image: Jeremy Reiter: Hunting for Cilia

Jeremy Reiter: Hunting for Cilia

By Cristina Luiggi | January 1, 2011

Assistant professor of biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 39


image: Book Excerpt from <em>Looking for a Few Good Males</em>

Book Excerpt from Looking for a Few Good Males

By Erika Lorraine Milam | January 1, 2011

In Chapter 2, "Progressive Desire," author Erika Lorraine Milam explores sexual selection’s incursion into evolutionary theory.


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