by | Feb 3, 2020

When he wrote The Making of a Fly, biologist Peter Lawrence probably did not expect his investigation into developmental genetics to rival the Magna Carta. But in 2011, copies of this book were listed for sale at Amazon for $23.6…

by | Sep 21, 2018

In a modern world of dispiriting news, I offer for your perusal something uplifting. It’s an edifying letter from August 1982, found only recently, written by a great man and great president. Credit goes to Karen Tumulty, who discovered the…

by | Dec 22, 2017

For the first time in more than a half century, life expectancy declined for two consecutive years in the United States. The CDC reports that “accidental injuries” rising to third on the list of killer categories helped account for the…

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