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Bugs in the Courtroom: Excerpts from A Fly for the Prosecution and Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles


. . . and Sometimes Artful Arrangement

Peter Bowler


The Misinterpretation of Dreams

G. William Domhoff


Old Developments

Clive Wynne


Elegant Weave

Joanna Lambert


Mr. Green Genes

Robert Peterson


Moon Lust

Alexander Gurshtein


Statistical Gauntlet

Valerie Chase


Cancer by Default

Alan Packer

A review of The Society of Cells: Cancer and Control of Cell Proliferation, by C. Sonnenschein and A. M. Soto.


Gene Misbehaving

Robert Plomin

A review of Behavioral Genetics: The Clash of Culture and Biology, edited by Ronald A. Carson and Mark A. Rothstein.


Rings of Truth

Donald McGraw

A review of Time, Trees, and Prehistory: Tree-Ring Dating and the Development of North American Archaeology, 1914–1950, by Stephen Edward Nash.


Billions and Billions: Excerpts from Majestic Universe and Unfolding Our Universe


Numbers and Rules: Excerpts from The Universal History of Numbers and Number: From Ahmes to Cantor


Carl Sagan, Carl Sagan: Biographies Echo an Extraordinary Life

Chris Impey

A review of Carl Sagan: A Life, by Keay Davidson and Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos, by William Poundstone.


God's Gift

Bruce Hunt


Science and Sexism

Joan Mason

A review of Has Feminism Changed Science?, by Londa Schiebinger.


Hope Gushes

Lee Dugatkin

A review of Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey, by Jane Goodall.


Generous Spirit

George L. Murphy

A review of Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology, by Max Jammer.


New Real Estate

Jim Scott

A review of Entering Space: Creating a Space-faring Civilization, by Robert Zubrin.


Thoreau's Country Holds Distant Mirror to Today's Hidden Forest

William Dietrich

A review of Thoreau's Country: Journey Through a Transformed Landscape, by David R. Foster and The Hidden Forest: The Biography of an Ecosystem, by Jon R. Luoma.


Lawyerly Lesson for Scientists Who Find Themselves Before a Different Bench

Robert D. Athey, Jr.

A review of Legal Alchemy: The Use and Misuse of Science in the Law, by David L. Faigman.


Chinese Wisdom

Malcolm Sherman

A review of Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States, by Liping Ma.




 

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