Posts tagged with "Biology"
If we wanted to define “games,” we might say they involve competing, keeping score, following rules, and having fun. However, in some games, players cooperate and don’t keep score. And while all games have rules, so do many other activities that may or may not be fun. In this book, Kevin Kurtz extends this line…
Book Biology, BioluminescenceAlthough scholars have been documenting and studying the production of light by living things since the time of the ancient Greeks, the word “bioluminescence” still elicits a sense of mystery and wonderment for the natural world. Despite its title, Michel Anctil’s book, Luminous Creatures, does not focus solely on bioluminescent organisms but instead reveals these…
Podcast Anthropology, Biology, FuturismThis week on the Science podcast, Jennifer Golbeck explores the taboo topic of cannibalism with zoologist Bill Schutt and considers a provocative treatise on the future of humanity.
Book Biology, Gender studies, Psychology
A spirited polemic takes aim at biological sex differences but misses opportunities to highlight relevant scienceHow and why do the sexes differ? And why do we care? Few questions generate as much controversy and debate in both scientific and public arenas. In her book Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society, Cordelia Fine tackles the question from the perspective that has generated the most discussion: biological contributions to sex…