Reading Frames
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>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
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.
Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.
Book Excerpt from <em>Unnatural Selection</em>
Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Lagoon</em>
Book Excerpt from The Lagoon
Armand Marie Leroi | Sep 1, 2014
Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.
Aristotelian Biology
Aristotelian Biology
Armand Marie Leroi | Sep 1, 2014
The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.
Book Excerpt from <em>Shocked</em>
Book Excerpt from Shocked
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In praise of weird science at the edge of life
Geni-Tales
Geni-Tales
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
Penises and vaginas are not just simple sperm delivery and reception organs. They have been perfected by eons of sexual conflict.