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Biology

What is life? Biologists tackle this question by studying living organisms, their development, anatomy, physiology, molecular and cellular mechanisms, and evolution.

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9 Book

Buzz

The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Thor Hanson
Basic Books, 2018
8 Book

Becoming Human

A Theory of Ontogeny
Michael Tomasello
Belknap Press, 2019
8 Book

A World Beyond Physics

The Emergence and Evolution of Life
Stuart A. Kauffman
Oxford UP, 2019
9 Article

Humans Evolved to Exercise

Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy
Herman Pontzer
Scientific American, 2019
8 Article

Tiny Creatures, Part Plant and Part Animal, May Control the Fate of the Planet

Mixotrophs, tiny sea creatures that hunt like animals but grow like plants can change everything from fish populations to rates of global warming.
Aditee Mitra
Scientific American, 2018
9 Book

Editing Humanity

The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing
Kevin Davies
Pegasus Books, 2020
8 Book

Buzz, Sting, Bite

Why We Need Insects
Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
Simon & Schuster, 2019
9 Book

Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Daniel C. Dennett
Simon & Schuster, 1996
7 Article

Classify Viruses – The Gain Is Worth the Pain

Viruses hold solutions to a lot of problems, so let’s fund and reward cataloguing, urge Jens H. Kuhn and colleagues.
Eugene V. Koonin et al.
Nature, 2019
9 Book

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
Adam Rutherford
Experiment, 2017