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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How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us

Lee Goldman

Little, Brown US, 2015

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Bird Catching, Cave Art & the Cognitive Revolution

Clive Finlayson

Oxford UP, 2019

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Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future

David L. Hu

Princeton UP, 2018

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The police can access your online family-tree research – and use it to investigate your relatives.

Natalie Ram et al.

Science, 2018

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A Radical New History of Life

David Quammen

Simon & Schuster, 2018

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Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy.

Herman Pontzer

Scientific American, 2019

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A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel

Grand Central, 2017

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A campaign to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis could put the country on the path towards eliminating certain diseases.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2017

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A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs.

Ed Yong

The Atlantic, 2017

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