journalism, immunology, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>Nature’s Nether Regions</em>
Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love
Speaking of Sex
Speaking of Sex
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2014
July 2014's selection of notable quotes
Sex and Drugs
Sex and Drugs
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2014
Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?
To Study Unfettered
To Study Unfettered
Michael Bailey | Jul 1, 2014
Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.
Going Beyond the Lab
Going Beyond the Lab
Dean Hamer | Jul 1, 2014
Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Ajai Raj | Jun 23, 2014
An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Jun 22, 2014
ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.
Ancient Apoptosis
Ancient Apoptosis
Kate Yandell | Jun 9, 2014
Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.
Welcome Back, Pharmalot
Welcome Back, Pharmalot
Tracy Vence | Jun 4, 2014
The Wall Street Journal revives the popular blog covering pharmaceutical and biotech industry news.