Reading Frames
Book Excerpt from <em>Nature’s Nether Regions</em>
Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.
 
Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>
Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.
The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
Robert Norman | May 1, 2014
Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.
Future Minded
Future Minded
Michio Kaku | Apr 1, 2014
Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.
Is Earth Special?
Is Earth Special?
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet
Book Excerpt from <em>Lucky Planet</em>
Book Excerpt from Lucky Planet
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
In the book's prologue, author David Waltham compares a fictitious planet to Earth, highlighting the biologically supportive luck that our planet has enjoyed.
When Buddhism Meets Biology
When Buddhism Meets Biology
David P. Barash | Feb 1, 2014
Can practitioners of the Eastern religion learn from biologists, or vice versa?
Book Excerpt from <em>Buddhist Biology</em>
Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology
David P. Barash | Feb 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.
Evolution’s Stowaways
Evolution’s Stowaways
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.