sky microbiome, genetics & genomics, culture
Speaking of Science
N/A | Sep 1, 2011
September 2011's selection of notable quotes
Book Excerpt from The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
In Chapter 13, "Altruism," author Oren Harman discusses how George Price's and John Maynard Smith's 1973 formulation of evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) meshes with examples of altruism in nature.
Speak, RNA
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Sep 1, 2011
A trip through the transcriptome
What Price Kindness?
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Art + Science Now, Signs of Life, Perceptions of Promise, Green Light
Adapting to Climate Change
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.
The Happiness of English
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2011
There are more positive words than negative ones in the written English language.
Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities
Tia Ghose | Aug 29, 2011
In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.
Black Death Pathogen Extinct?
Tia Ghose | Aug 29, 2011
The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.
Climate Stirs Civil Conflict
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2011
Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.