Reading Frames
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.
Book Excerpt from <em>Galileo’s Middle Finger</em>
Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger
Alice Dreger | Mar 10, 2015
In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.
Stirring the Pot
Stirring the Pot
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research
Book Excerpt from <em>Women After All</em>
Book Excerpt from Women After All
Melvin Konner | Feb 2, 2015
In the introduction to his latest book, author Melvin Konner explains why he considers maleness a departure from normal physiology.
It’s Over, Man
It’s Over, Man
Melvin Konner | Feb 1, 2015
The era of human male domination is ending. Will modern culture welcome the dawn of a new gender equality?
Book Excerpt from <em>The Creativity Crisis</em>
Book Excerpt from The Creativity Crisis
Roberta B. Ness | Jan 7, 2015
In Chapter 1, “Yin and Yang,” author Roberta B. Ness explores the dynamic tension between innovation and risk aversion in science past and present.
Innovation Renovation
Innovation Renovation
Roberta B. Ness | Jan 1, 2015
Is the fear of funding and doing fundamental, risky research killing our ability to make breakthroughs?
The Cellular Revolution
The Cellular Revolution
John Archibald | Dec 1, 2014
Early life-forms started engaging in planet-altering biological innovation more than a half billion years ago.
Book Excerpt from <em>One Plus One Equals One</em>
Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One
John Archibald | Dec 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.