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October 20, 2014

Self-Exploration By An Intellectual Polygamist

Carl Djerassi searches to understand the drivers behind his serially redefined life
By Jeffrey I. Seeman
September 22, 2014

The Partnership Behind The Pill

Book dramatizes the origins of Oral Contraceptives
April 7, 2014

Vantage Points On The Universe

Author uses multiple points of view to examine the meaning of existence
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March 31, 2014

Reading Behind The Lines

Paper itself is the focus of author Nicholas Basbanes’s new book
March 10, 2014

The Challenge Of Climate Change

Authors confront choice between unencumbered economic growth and the health of Earth’s environment
February 17, 2014

Elemental Amulets

Brief essay and poem for every element combine to create satisfying exploration of humans’ relationships with matter
January 27, 2014

Synthesizing Life

J. Craig Venter explores the meaning of life and the creation of synthetic organisms

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