Book Excerpt from <em>Tree Story</em>
Book Excerpt from Tree Story
In Chapter 5, “The Messiah, the Plague, and Shipwrecks under the City,” author Valerie Trouet tells the tale of wooden structures crafted by Europeans millennia ago and how dendrochronology helped determine their age.
Book Excerpt from Tree Story
Book Excerpt from Tree Story

In Chapter 5, “The Messiah, the Plague, and Shipwrecks under the City,” author Valerie Trouet tells the tale of wooden structures crafted by Europeans millennia ago and how dendrochronology helped determine their age.

In Chapter 5, “The Messiah, the Plague, and Shipwrecks under the City,” author Valerie Trouet tells the tale of wooden structures crafted by Europeans millennia ago and how dendrochronology helped determine their age.

Reading Frames
Opinion: Tree Rings as Soothsayers
Opinion: Tree Rings as Soothsayers
Valerie Trouet | Mar 1, 2020
Not only can studying the growth patterns obscured within tree trunks tell us about the past, the field can also help us plan for the future.
Book Excerpt from <em>Drugs Without the Hot Air</em>
Book Excerpt from Drugs Without the Hot Air
David Nutt | Feb 24, 2020
In Chapter 14, author David Nutt describes the opioid crisis currently besetting the US.
Book Excerpt from <em>Physical Intelligence</em>
Book Excerpt from Physical Intelligence
Scott Grafton | Jan 13, 2020
In Chapter 2, “Surfaces,” author Scott Grafton describes the ancient process of action perception, which helps organisms navigate their environments.
Why Do We Forget How to Walk on Ice?
Why Do We Forget How to Walk on Ice?
Scott Grafton | Jan 13, 2020
A new book explores the crosstalk between mind and body and how it helps humans navigate their worlds.
Book Excerpt from <em>What Science Is and How It Really Works</em>
Book Excerpt from What Science Is and How It Really Works
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019
Author James Zimring challenges the notion of "known" scientific entities.
Opinion: The Uncomfortable Limits of Human Knowledge
Opinion: The Uncomfortable Limits of Human Knowledge
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019
Does science describe experience or truth?
How Underwater Photography Propels Marine Biology
How Underwater Photography Propels Marine Biology
Richard Smith | Nov 1, 2019
Marine photographers are helping scientists to document the diversity of coral reefs before the imperiled ecosystems disappear.
Book Excerpt from <em>Conscience</em>
Book Excerpt from Conscience
Patricia Churchland | Oct 1, 2019
In the book's introduction, author Patricia Churchland makes the case that human conscience can be explained by examining the biological dynamics of social living.
Opinion: Why Mammalian Brains are Geared Toward Kindness
Opinion: Why Mammalian Brains are Geared Toward Kindness
Patricia Churchland | Oct 1, 2019
Neuroscience is starting to unravel the evolutionary underpinnings of mammals’ selflessness.