Reading Frames
Bacteriophages to the Rescue
Bacteriophages to the Rescue
Emily Monosson | Jul 17, 2017
Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.
Book Excerpt from <em>Natural Defense</em>
Book Excerpt from Natural Defense
Emily Monosson | Jul 16, 2017
In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
How Moral Disgust Can Simultaneously Protect and Endanger Humanity
Robert Sapolsky | Jun 1, 2017
The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.
Book Excerpt from <em>Behave</em>
Book Excerpt from Behave
Robert Sapolsky | May 31, 2017
In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017
One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food
Book Excerpt from <em>Flavor</em>
Book Excerpt from Flavor
Bob Holmes | Apr 30, 2017
Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.
How Will Cancer Research Fare Under Trump?
How Will Cancer Research Fare Under Trump?
Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | Apr 1, 2017
The new administration has not yet made its intentions clear.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Politics of Cancer</em>
Book Excerpt from The Politics of Cancer
Wendy N. Whitman Cobb | Mar 31, 2017
In Chapter 2, “Identifying the Culprits,” author Wendy Whitman Cobb describes how small-government, anti-regulation conservatism can hinder the fight against cancer.
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
How Bad Singing Landed Me in an MRI Machine
Tim Falconer | Mar 1, 2017
One author's journey through the science of his congenital amusia
Book Excerpt from Bad Singer
Tim Falconer | Feb 28, 2017
In Track 5 “I’ve Got News for You,” author Tim Falconer recalls the first time he was tested by researchers delving into his congenital amusia.