Reading Frames
Standing Up for Sex
Standing Up for Sex
Henry Gee | Dec 1, 2013
Humans evolved the ability to walk on two legs because it allowed them to more accurately size up prospective mates. Or did they?
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.
Chance and Necessity
Chance and Necessity
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.
Book Excerpt from <em>Evolution and Medicine</em>
Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine
Robert Perlman | Oct 1, 2013
In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.
Dr. Darwin at the Bedside
Dr. Darwin at the Bedside
Robert Perlman | Oct 1, 2013
It’s time for evolutionary medicine to fully inform clinical research and patient care.
Book Excerpt from <em>Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI</em>
Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.
A New Way of Seeing
A New Way of Seeing
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.
Book Excerpt from <em>Cosmic Apprentice</em>
Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.