Book reviews: In Search of Memory, by Eric R. Kendal
By: Magda DH
When I went to study psychology, I was motivated by an unspecified but strong desire to learn how the human mind works: how reality is transformed into our perception of it, how we form judgements, attachments and beliefs, how we love and hate, how we...
By: Janet Grischy
E. O. Wilson, noted biologist and professor at Harvard, has dedicated his life to the study of ants, and through them, to the study of social behavior. Out of that study came a groundbreaking and controversial book, Sociobiology, first published in 1975. That book attempts...
By: John Welford
Anton van Leeuwenhoek is often credited as being the inventor of the microscope, but that is not actually the case. It would also be unfair to remember him for that and that alone, because his contributions to microbiology were far more extensive and important. He...
By: Richard G. Lanzara
In Search of Memory, is a wonderful book by Dr. Eric Kendal, which contains major threads of discovery and growth that interweave throughout this fascinating book making it a very personal and intense scientific journey into the heart and history of understanding how we know...
By: John Welford
It is hard to bring to mind any scientist who was as controversial and misunderstood as Charles Darwin, not only in his own time but even to the present day.He was born on 12th February 1809 in Shrewsbury, in the north midlands of England...
Taxonomy Genetic Barcoding Biodiversity Evolution Conservation Conservation Biology
By: Nathan Brouwer
High-tech DNA techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing, and micro-arrays have revolutionized all aspects of biology. My genetics professor as an undergrad, a traditional bristle-counting fruit fly geneticist, predicted that molecular genetic techniques would spark are theoretical and technical revolution in biology...
The primordial soup theory
By: Janet Grischy
How did life begin? To many thoughtful people that's a highly charged question which inspires vexing debate. To others, the answer is perfectly simple. Life began in the primordial soup.In 1953, at the University of Chicago, Stanley L. Miller, then a graduate student, with...
By: Tami Port MS
A fabric merchant and self-made scientist, Antonie (Anthony) van Leeuwenhoek had boundless curiosity and an open mind, free of scientific dogma. Although he is often mistakenly credited with invention of the microscope, his improvements to the instrument, and subsequent observations, made him one of the...
Biography: Charles Darwin
By: William Fournier
Charles Darwin was a British naturalist who developed the modern theory of evolution in the 19th century. After training in medicine and theology, Darwin studied nature, learning about anatomy, geology, and classification.All that studying paid off when he signed on for a job on...
Biography: Charles Darwin
By: Vivienne Mackie
CHARLES DARWIN'S BICENTENARYFeb 12, 1809-April 19, 18822009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Robert Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his "Origin of the Species"(November 24, 1859), so it's a good time to examine the life of this famous...

 

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