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How much do you want to know about your gut?

We are in collective denial about what ingesting a meal really entails.

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Why Do Grandmothers Exist?

Solving an evolutionary mystery

By the cold logic of evolutionary science, post-menopausal women lack obvious utility. That they manage to attain old age requires explanation.

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I can say with a fair degree of certainty that there is no wisdom in psychopathy.

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How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society

The scary consequences of the grayest generation.

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

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

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Why IQs Rise

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

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

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Winged Sense

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

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

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The Human Factor

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

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