Exploring the Wilderness Inside Your Home

In biologist Rob Dunn’s new book Never Home Alone, he introduces readers to the visible and microscopic organisms composing an indoor ecosystem, discussing what we know (and don’t know) about the creatures that share our homes. If you enjoyed I Contain Multitudes, this book should be next on your reading list. Just like Ed YongContinue reading “Exploring the Wilderness Inside Your Home”

Neuroscientist’s Award-Winning Book Explores the Science of the Teenage Brain

Source: The Guardian, photo by Graeme Robertson Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore received this year’s Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize. Through her own research, Blakemore reveals the secrets of the adolescent brain in her important book. Adolescence is biologically defined as the period after whichContinue reading “Neuroscientist’s Award-Winning Book Explores the Science of the Teenage Brain”

Angela Saini Explores the Final Frontier for Feminism

If there is one book you need to read this year, it is Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. Author Angela Saini sets out to “knock down the greatest barrier that stands between women and full equality — the one in our minds.” She succeeds. Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalistContinue reading “Angela Saini Explores the Final Frontier for Feminism”

Journey through the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach

Today’s guest review is by science writer Jordan Gaal. I am pleased to share Jordan’s review here on Read More Science — he provides an insightful glimpse into author Mary Roach’s Gulp, introducing us to Roach’s delightful and interesting story about the science of the digestive system. Jordan Gaal is a strategic communications and public relations professional servingContinue reading “Journey through the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach”