Volume 93 | Number 4 | July-August 2005
A review of The End of the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born, by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan. A biography that excels in its portrayal of Born’s tragic personal life.
A review of 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, by Jennet Conant, and Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community, by Jon Hunner. Anecdotes of life in the hometown of the Bomb.
A review of The Ethical Brain, by Michael S. Gazzaniga. Will discoveries about brain function and organization challenge the conventional wisdom underlying our morality and system of justice?
A review of Brain Fiction: Self-Deception and the Riddle of Confabulation, by William Hirstein. Is the orbitofrontal cortex the culprit in confabulation syndromes?
A review of The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom, by Brian Cathcart. How intellectual curiosity led physicists into the nucleus.
A review of The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, by David L. Ulin. Must people invoke a fabric of mythology and superstition to cope with living in earthquake country?
A review of Converging Realities: Toward a Common Philosophy of Physics and Mathematics, by Roland Omnès. Omnès says that mathematics is "the laws governing
A review of The Triumph of Numbers: How Counting Shaped Modern Life, by I. Bernard Cohen. The history of the rise of social statistics, told through individual cases.
A review of Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, by George Pendle, and Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science, by M. G. Lord. The early days of American rocketry research.
Total Records : 14
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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