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Science Four Ways?

Still from Woman in the Moon (1929, Fritz Lang) (via Walking on the moon without spacesuits! Portrayal of science and scientists in media and film has for generations misrepresented what we do and who we are. Caricatures of the lone mad scientist toiling in the laboratory might capture our passion, but miss an essential…

Lolita’s Lepidopterist Lover

Source. “L” and alliterations thereof, turns out to have immense importance in literature and science. Science and art can co-exist. Surprised? Let me explain.

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss? Hardly.

Photo source. Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. {e. e. cummings} Just in time for Valentine’s Day! The Science of Kissing is Everywhere. {NPR, NBC’s The Today Show, Time, Newsday…} Kissing is one of the most intimate things we do. What does it mean?

Kissing: More Than a Tease

Is kissing unique to humans? Why do we do it? What is its biological role, with our spouse, our children, our friends and family? {I can’t imagine saying goodnight to my children without a peck on their foreheads or cheek – why am I compelled to do so?}

Photo source. I think that’s what I’m trying to do,” he says. “I think Darwin’s life is a great story. So why not tell it as a great story? NPR Interview with Jay Hosler, Feb. 14, 2005 Amidst the media storms about teaching evolution in the classroom, I wonder whether anyone considered using comics? It…