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Just a few days after Halloween, and who could have thought the inner ear could be so terrifying? Uzumaki by Junji Ito is a magna that I recently picked up, which describes a town whose inhabitants are becoming infected with an obsession with spirals. Although I’ve only read the first of three books in the…

The following is a guest post by Tim Marzullo, Graduate Student in Engineering/Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. “Tri, Dva, Odin, Zashiganiye!” (Three, Two, One, Ignition!) A review of “Live from Cape Canaveral” by Jay Barbree “Live from Cape Canaveral” by Jay Barbree serves as a well-written introduction to the last 50 years of human…

It is truly a challenge to write both scientifically, informatively, and accessibly. However, Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is able to strike a remarkable balance in her new book on developmental biology, Coming to Life. She succinctly summarizes crucial discoveries and experiments in the field, spanning from Darwin and Mendel to very recent work in cloning and gene…