All posts tagged with literature

Race and Tolkien

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Henry Gee comments in the Guardian about the other kind of hobbits, featuring orc reproductive biology: “Hobbits and hypotheses”.

Telling stories

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Are narrative stories the glue that holds society together? That’s the thesis of literature professor Jonathan Gottschall, who has written for the Boston Glo...

Reflecting on Nabokov

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Carl Zimmer yesterday had a NY Times article about some new genetic work on butterflies – the interesting thing was that the work vindicated a scenario for N...

Colouring Darwin's edits

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Thanks to a reader: Seed interviewed Ben Fry, maker of a new software tool that visualizes the changes through six editions of The Origin of Species.