We are all the same
At first sight, two humans may seem to differ enormously. But looks can be misleading. Among animals, humans make up an unusual group. All humans …
Contending with Darwin
The man who chipped away at every presumption that defined evolutionary science
Can life exist sans DNA?
Stanley Prusiner, winner of the 1997 Nobel prize for medicine, devoted two decades of research to answer this question
Brain versus brawn
THE RUNAWAY BRAIN· Christopher Wills·Flamingo, London·Price US $7 (paperback)
A scientist, a Marxist and a dreamer
Thirty-five years ago, a renowned British biologist branded England "a criminal state" and migrated to India. Today, in the year of his birth …
Do we really understand evolution?
Two events separated by one hundred years mark scientific revolutions that symbolise, more than anything else, the web of life. The first event …