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May-June 2018

Volume: 106 Number: 3

The idea that addiction is a brain disease had become prominent among neuroscientists by the 1990s. However, despite decades of research, the theory lacks evidence to support it, contend Marc Grifell and Carl L. Hart in “Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?” Although drug use both influences and is influenced by the brain, substance abuse is not a brain disease that responds to pharmaceutical treatments in the ways that, for example, Huntington’s or Parkinson’s diseases are. This myopic approach, they assert, which is based on intuition and political necessity more than on clinical results, overlooks socioeconomic and societal factors in research, clinical practice, and policy, despite their obvious importance. This paradigm also contributes to a misguided focus on punitive law enforcement strategies and on treating an individual’s brain. (Cover illustration by Boris Séméniako/www.borissemeniako.fr.)

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  • March-April - 2018 - Volume: 106 - Number: 2

    March-April 2018

    Volume: 106 Number: 2

    • "The Secret History of Gravitational Waves," by Tony Rothman

    • "The Impish Side of Evolution’s Icon," by James T. Costa

    • "3D Printing of Bone Implants and Replacements," by Susmita Bose, Samuel Ford Robertson, and Amit Bandyopadhyay

  • January-February - 2018 - Volume: 106 - Number: 1

    January-February 2018

    Volume: 106 Number: 1

    • "Living in an Elephant Landscape," byJonathan Salerno, Lin Cassidy, Michael Drake, and Joel Hartter

    • "Slicing Sandwiches, States, and Solar Systems," by Theodore P. Hill

    • "Zircons: More Precious Than Diamonds," by Donald R. Prothero

  • November-December - 2017 - Volume: 105 - Number: 6

    November-December 2017

    Volume: 105 Number: 6

    • "Adapting Your Body Clock to a 24-Hour Society," by Alexis Webb and Erik Herzog

    • "Cassini and the Rings of Saturn," by Matthew S. Tiscareno

    • "The New Language of Mathematics," by Daniel S. Silver

    • "The Persistence and Peril of Misinformation," by Brian G. Southwell, Emily A. Thorson, and Laura Sheble

  • September-October - 2017 - Volume: 105 - Number: 5

    September-October 2017

    Volume: 105 Number: 5

    • "The 'Simplest Satellite' That Opened Up the Universe," by Lev Zelenyi and Olga Zakutnyaya

    • "Why Ecology Needs Natural History," by John G. T. Anderson

    • "Structural Support for Damaged Tissue Repair," by Treena Livingston Arinzeh, Jennifer Moy, and Gloria Portocarrero Huang

    • "The Evolutionary Advantage of Burrowing Underground," by Anthony J. Martin

  • July-August - 2017 - Volume: 105 - Number: 4

    July-August 2017

    Volume: 105 Number: 4

    • "The Colonial Origins of Tropical Field Stations," by Megan Raby

    • "Reexamining Lyell’s Laws," by Michael R. Rampino

    • "Questioning Copernican Mediocrity," by Howard A. Smith

    • "How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog," by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

  • May-June - 2017 - Volume: 105 - Number: 3

    May-June 2017

    Volume: 105 Number: 3

    • "Anyone Can Become a Troll," by Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Jure Leskovec, and Michael Bernstein

    • "Replaying Evolution," Zachary D. Blount

    • "Circular Visualizations," by Manuel Lima

    • "The Dark Side of the Universe," by Pauline Gagnon

  • March-April - 2017 - Volume: 105 - Number: 2

    March-April 2017

    Volume: 105 Number: 2

    • "The Biodiversity Conservation Paradox," by Mark Velland

    • "Metformin: Out of the Backwaters and into the Mainstream," by Philip A. Rea and Anderson Y. Tien

    • "Risks and Benefits of Radiation," by Timothy J. Jorgensen

  • January-February - 2017 - Volume: 105 - Number: 1

    January-February 2017

    Volume: 105 Number: 1

    • "Blood, Guts, and Hope," by Carl M. Schoellhammer, Robert Langer, and C. Giovanni Traverso

    • "The Prospects of Artificial Endosymbioses," by Ryan Kerney, Zakiya Whatley, Sarah Rivera, and David Hewitt

    • "Photoshopping the Universe," by Travis A. Rector, Kimberly Arcand, and Megan Watzke

  • November-December - 2016 - Volume: 104 - Number: 6

    November-December 2016

    Volume: 104 Number: 6

    • "Harnessing the Web to Track the Next Outbreak," by Aranka Anema, Carly R. Winokur, Chi Bahk, Sumiko Mekaru, Nicholas Preston, and John S. Brownstein

    • "An Updated Prehistory of the Human Pelvis," by Caroline VanSickle

    • "Radio from the Sky," by Francis Graham-Smith

    • "The Challenge of Survival for Wild Infant Baboons," by Susan C. Alberts

  • September-October - 2016 - Volume: 104 - Number: 5

    September-October 2016

    Volume: 104 Number: 5

    • "How Voice Pitch Influences Our Choice of Leaders," by Casey A. Klofstad, Stephen Nowicki, and Rindy C. Anderson

    • "Invasion of the Flatworms," by Ronald Sluys

    • "Mathematical Induction and the Nature of British Miracles," by Daniel S. Silver

    • "Seeds on Ice," by Cary Fowler