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Balance of Power

Ryan Earley


Further Examination

Malcolm Sherman


Serious Intent

John Calambokidis


The Untold Story

Alastair Cormack


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.


Galileo's Daughter, Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist and more . . .


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.


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.


Straight Reporting

Rebecca Sloan Slotnick

A review of The Science of Self-Report: Implications for Research and Practice, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Jaylan S. Turkkan.


Story Junkies

Roger Martin

A review of The Languages of Addiction, edited by Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford.


Having a Bawl

Nancy Eisenberg

A review of Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears, by Tom Lutz.


100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science

Philip, Phylis Morrison


A Breathtaking Study of the Real Antismoking Nazis

Peter Fritzsche

A review of The Nazi War on Cancer, by Robert N. Proctor.





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