innovation, culture, developmental biology
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Intelligent Life: The Search Continues
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
Humans continue to scan the cosmos for a familiar brand of intelligence while ignoring a deeper form that pulses here at home.
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2013
Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral
Book Excerpt from <em>Cosmic Apprentice</em>
Book Excerpt from Cosmic Apprentice
Dorion Sagan | Aug 1, 2013
In Chapter 9, “Life Gave Earth the Blues,” author Dorion Sagan addresses the planet’s exuberant color palette, evoking the contribution of industrious microbes.
Opinion: Racing Toward Invention
Opinion: Racing Toward Invention
George Lewis | Jul 23, 2013
A newly instated patent law discriminates against academics and small biotechs.
A Fly on the Wall
A Fly on the Wall
Dan Cossins | Jul 19, 2013
A geneticist-turned-filmmaker is making a movie set in Columbia University’s famous Fly Room, where the foundations for modern genetics were laid.
Sticking Power
Sticking Power
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013
An adhesive inspired by a parasitic worm could help better affix skin grafts in burn patients.
Innovation Nation
Innovation Nation
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2013
Already a world leader in high-tech entrepreneurship, Israel is now flexing its biotech muscles.
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.