Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.

Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.

Reading Frames
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
Book Excerpt from Gene Machine
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 5, 2018
In Chapter 13, "The Final Assault," author Venki Ramakrishnan relays the moment when he and collaborators finally solved the structure of a ribosomal subunit.
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter&rsquo;s Autism
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Peter Hotez | Nov 1, 2018
In a new book, a vaccine researcher describes the scientific facts and personal anecdotes behind his family’s experience with autism and its comorbid disabilities.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Sandeep Jauhar&rsquo;s New Book, <em>Heart</em>, is a Personal History
Sandeep Jauhar’s New Book, Heart, is a Personal History
Sandeep Jauhar | Sep 1, 2018
In this adapted excerpt from the book, the author relays the past, present, and future of artificial hearts.
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
How Live Capture Changed Scientific Views of Killer Whales
How Live Capture Changed Scientific Views of Killer Whales
Jason Colby | Jul 1, 2018
Although highly controversial now, keeping orcas in captivity helped transform popular and scientific conceptions of the marine mammal from an unfeeling killer to a complex, intelligent animal.
Book Excerpt from <em>Orca</em>
Book Excerpt from Orca
Jason Colby | Jul 1, 2018
In Chapter 15, author Jason Colby describes a scene of captive orca release and early research into the species' behavior and social organization
Race Is Not a Genomic Phenomenon
Race Is Not a Genomic Phenomenon
Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall | Jun 1, 2018
Rather, DNA sequencing can help us parse our ancestry, a subtle but important distinction.