A look into my mother and grandparents' past, and the limits of inheritance.
Tonic by Vice
One of the body's most mysterious organs is fueling the anti-evolution fire.
Is there a special place for god in the brain?
Food-choice free will may be an illusion.
God has nothing to do with it.
The Kenyon Review
My mother, my father, the history of x-ray crystallography, and the wonder / fear of growing up with science.
Should fiction tools be used in science writing?
These fungi have grown in two of the most extreme conditions known to man: outer space and the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station.
A flying lemur, a 60-million-year-old viral fossil, and the field of paleovirology.
Using gene sequencing, can scientists find hints resistance before it occurs?
How one college class is asking pre-med students to confront the realities of death and dying.
The Washington PostThe mysterious syndrome impairing astronaut's sight
They go to space with perfect vision and come back with a loss of acuity.
Microbes are full of surprises in zero gravity– and space is a terrible place for surprises.
Jimmy Carter wished for the human disease to be wiped out before he died. But to end the infections in people, health officials must end it in dogs, too.
"I have no idea what that is."
Now researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium say they have found DNA evidence to provide some closure to this 82-year-old cold case.
Researchers find a surprise in 815-million-year-old air bubbles
New study finds that the distress experienced by many transgender people come from the social stigma, not from being transgender
Even ten to 14 hours of game play could make a big difference, the study claims.
“What you’re doing is, you’re recovering history,” says Albert Jose “Doc” Jones.
What are you in for?
Craig Koppie has studied the birds for decades and is still amazed at their gentleness.
For starters, don’t tell a bartender to surprise you.
The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years—until someone proved him right.
A solar and wind experiment that brought a crumbling neighborhood together
“You’ve got to be a mind reader, a musician, and a mariner, all rolled into one, to make good at this pilot job.”
All historic homes have caretakers. But not ones like George Burke.
A Japanese artist and her historic building.
Long after Teddy was gone, Mary would come wandering into the bar, looking for him. She would be wearing her house coat and bedroom slippers, asking for Teddy in the one place that made sense.
A history of New York and air raids: "Reactions throughout the city were as varied as the communities themselves. Times Square immediately adopted a 'so what?' attitude and went right on reading news bulletins."
Seven decades after graduation, a Crown Heights native seeks to reunite his elementary school class.
A day's route with New York's last seltzer delivery man. Starts on page 16.
The Norwood News