Reading Frames
Book Excerpt from <em>The Brain Electric</em>
Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.
Brain New World
Brain New World
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.
Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?
Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?
R. Haven Wiley | Sep 1, 2015
A new approach shows how both honesty and deception are stable features of noisy communication.
Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?
Book Excerpt from <em>Life on the Edge</em>
Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.
The War Rages On
The War Rages On
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
Conflict between science and religion continues, with effects on health, politics, and the environment.
Book Excerpt from <em>Faith vs. Fact</em>
Book Excerpt from Faith vs. Fact
Jerry A. Coyne | Jul 1, 2015
In Chapter 1, “The Problem,” author Jerry Coyne sets the historical stage for his suggestion that science and religion are not compatible and never will be.
Reimagining Humanity
Reimagining Humanity
Ian Tattersall | Jun 1, 2015
As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack</em>
Book Excerpt from The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack
Ian Tattersall | Jun 1, 2015
In the prologue, “Lemurs and the Delights of Fieldwork,” author Ian Tattersall shares the paleoanthropological lessons he learned from studying non-human primates in Madagascar.
Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts
Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts
Peter Piot | May 1, 2015
A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.