animal rights, culture
Taking Time for Baby
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2011
Having a child changes everything. But it doesn’t necessarily have to disrupt your research while you’re out on leave.
The Birds and the Bees
Tim Birkhead | Mar 1, 2011
A recent book exposes what Darwin got wrong about sexual behavior in birds, and what his error tells us about the evolution of scientific knowledge.
Book excerpt from The Wisdom of Birds
Tim Birkhead | Mar 1, 2011
In Chapter 9, “Darwin in Denial,” author Tim Birkhead explains how Darwin’s failure to recognize avian female promiscuity resulted in a century of misconceptions about sexual selection
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2011
Asleep, The Restless Plant, Genetics of Original Sin, Disease Maps
Speaking of Science
Not cited | Feb 1, 2011
February 2011's selection of notable quotes
Book excerpt from Everyday Practice of Science
Frederick Grinnell | Feb 1, 2011
In Chapter 3, “Credibility: Validating Discovery Claims,” author Frederick Grinnell details the difficulty in making discoveries that buck current scientific paradigms.
The Evolution of Credibility
Frederick Grinnell | Feb 1, 2011
The winding path that an interesting result takes to become a bona fide discovery is just one of the topics covered in this new book on the practice of science.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2011
Quirk, Darwin's Armada, The Death & Life of Monterey Bay, Elegance in Science
Appealing Choice
Erika Lorraine Milam | Jan 1, 2011
A book is born from pondering why sexual selection was, for so long, a minor component of evolutionary biology.
N/A | Jan 1, 2011
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