Book Excerpt from <em>The State of Science</em>
Book Excerpt from The State of Science
In Chapter 13, “Trusting Experts—and the Trump Administration,” Marc Zimmer laments the communication breakdown between modern US policy makers and scientists
Book Excerpt from The State of Science
Book Excerpt from The State of Science

In Chapter 13, “Trusting Experts—and the Trump Administration,” Marc Zimmer laments the communication breakdown between modern US policy makers and scientists

In Chapter 13, “Trusting Experts—and the Trump Administration,” Marc Zimmer laments the communication breakdown between modern US policy makers and scientists

Reading Frames
Opinion: Science in a Time of Crisis
Opinion: Science in a Time of Crisis
Marc Zimmer | Aug 14, 2020
A new book explores the ways that research findings are used and misused.
Book Excerpt from <em>COVID-19</em>
Book Excerpt from COVID-19
Debora MacKenzie | Jul 17, 2020
In Chapter 8, author Debora MacKenzie recounts an unfortunate history of baselessly blaming disease outbreaks on groups perceived as outsiders.
Opinion: Anticipating the Next Pandemic
Opinion: Anticipating the Next Pandemic
Debora MacKenzie | Jul 13, 2020
Our experience with COVID-19 has already shone a light on how (and how not) to address future outbreaks.
Book Excerpt from <em>Some Assembly Required</em>
Book Excerpt from Some Assembly Required
Neil Shubin | Jun 1, 2020
In the prologue to the book, author Neil Shubin sets the stage for discussing the iterative repurposing that marks several transformational developments throughout evolution.
Revolutionary Repurposing
Revolutionary Repurposing
Neil Shubin | Jun 1, 2020
Evolution needn’t make improbable leaps to facilitate transitions into uncharted biological territory. Adapting new uses for existing structures works just fine.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Idea of the Brain</em>
Book Excerpt from The Idea of the Brain
Matthew Cobb | May 1, 2020
In Chapter 10, “Memory," author Matthew Cobb takes readers inside a couple of seminal moments in the scientific search for memory’s mechanics.
Where Do Our Memories Live?
Where Do Our Memories Live?
Matthew Cobb | May 1, 2020
A new book explores research through the ages that has tried to map the intricacies of the human brain, including pinpointing the seat of memory.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Waterside Ape</em>
Book Excerpt from The Waterside Ape
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
In Chapter 11, “Surfer’s Ear,” author Peter Rhys-Evans describes a key piece of evidence he says supports his hypothesis of a brief period of semi-aquatic living in early hominins.
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Did Human Evolution Include a Semi-Aquatic Phase?
Peter Rhys-Evans | Apr 1, 2020
A recent book outlines fossil evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis.