Science

How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society
The scary consequences of the grayest generation.
December 06, 2012

We are having kids later than ever. We have no idea what we're getting into.

Fever Dreams—Investigating the Memoir
November 29, 2012

Cahalan understands her memoir as an illumination of absence more than an act of retrospection.

Why IQs Rise
October 25, 2012

In spite of his new book’s title, Flynn does not suggest a simple yes or no answer to this question.

The Pseudoscience Wars: Who Safeguards Science?
October 15, 2012

Todd Akin’s prominent takedown was just the latest example of America rising up to fend off the scientifically deluded.

Winged Sense
July 10, 2012

Professor Tim Birkhead, author of The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Ornithology, is a birder of birders, and his new book, as its title implies, is an am

Biology for Liberals
June 19, 2012

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis's A Cooperative Species is an excellent primer on how biologists have sought to explain seemingly altruistic behavior

The Human Factor
May 16, 2012

Science, like art, is a human expression. Roald Hoffmann has given a great deal of thought to how to convey this truth, which lies at the heart of the

How Do We Know?
April 25, 2012

In the first two thirds of Uncontrolled, Jim Manzi describes the historical development of the randomized field trial (RFT) and its philosophical basi

Facts and Dreams
February 23, 2012

In Fictions of the Cosmos, Frédérique Aït-Touati flicks her finger and dismantles the bars that separate science and literature.

Lamarck's Revenge
August 18, 2011

As paradigm shifts go, the invigoration of epigenetics is huge. Epigenetics revives a theory our high school biology teachers taught us was bunkum: La

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