Reading Frames
Parallel Plagues
Parallel Plagues
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.
In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams
David Gelernter | Mar 1, 2016
Understanding the sleeping brain may be the key to unlocking the secrets of the human mind.
Book Excerpt from <em>Cure</em>
Book Excerpt from Cure
Jo Marchant | Feb 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Jo Marchant describes an interaction with a mother who embraced homeopathy as the jumping off point for writing about the scientific realities of alternative medicine.
Mind and Matter
Mind and Matter
Jo Marchant | Feb 1, 2016
Research suggests that a combination of mental power and conventional medicine may be better than either alone.
Logically Illogical
Logically Illogical
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Jan 1, 2016
The most bizarre behaviors often make perfect sense in the minds of the mentally ill.
Book Excerpt from <em>NeuroLogic</em>
Book Excerpt from NeuroLogic
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Jan 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illustrates what can happen when the brain’s processing centers are damaged.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Real Planet of the Apes</em>
Book Excerpt from The Real Planet of the Apes
David Begun | Dec 1, 2015
In Chapter 7, “West Side Story: The African Apes of Europe,” author David Begun describes the thrill of excavating ancient European primates.
Out of Europe?
Out of Europe?
David Begun | Dec 1, 2015
Instead of getting its start in Africa, humanity may have had more Continental roots. 
Embracing the Unknown
Embracing the Unknown
Jamie Holmes | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.
Brain New World
Brain New World
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.