“What makes us who we are? The question has captivated philosophers and scientists for millennia, from the ancient Greeks and their humors to the 19th- century phrenologists who believed they could divine someone’s personality by
Archives for April 2011
In this week’s edition: dinosaur sex, the chemistry of the Bloody Mary, and an elephant caught red-handed. * A young bonobo displays traits that look a lot like autism. * How did dinosaurs have sex?
One of the highlights of a visit to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the midday dolphin show. At least, that’s what I’m told. Every day at noon, the facility’s two resident male dolphins, Nicholas and
In the last month, I’ve been all over the country–D.C., Florida, California–gathering facts and anecdotes for my upcoming book. It was a fun, productive, whirlwind trip. But sadly, it has meant neglecting this poor blog.