Articles tagged science

One Must Remember the Past in Order to Rectify the Future

Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is a complex story of unrequited love, racial tensions, the space age, and the after-effects of World War II.

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Our Animals, Ourselves: Jenny Diski’s ‘What I Don’t Know About Animals’

Don’t be fooled by the cover. Jenny Diski’s book isn’t really about animals; it’s about us.

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Sue Storm, the Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman I always just assumed an invisibility cloak was something relegated to Marvel Comic’s The Hood, the

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Racism and science collide in this devastating true story of a young woman, the tissue sample from her body that spawned a million-dollar industry, and the impact on her family.

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You Are Here by Christopher Potter

With a deft sense of narrative and gentle tenor, Potter leads readers through the quantum foam of quarks, gluons, and neutrinos, taming these wild particles for public consumption.

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25 Sep 2007 // 9:59 PM

Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Because "the act of reading is not natural" in the sense of "genetically organized," the brain must "rearrange itself" to do so, a process Wolf explains on a neuronal level.

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18 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Thomas Dybdahl: Science

Dybdahl attempts to win over the US with his gentle, subtle Norwegian pop

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9 May 2007 // 9:59 PM

The White Cascade by Gary Krist

White Cascade details drama of deadly 1910 railroad disaster.

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CHICAGO - Although the scientific portrait of life on Earth has grown exquisitely detailed over the last few decades, scientists have done a far poorer

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by No

Two medical narratives shine, two are DOA: Science presented on a human scale.

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Riddled with Life by Marlene Zuk

[Zuk] points out, males in general owe their existence to disease.

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"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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