Extended breastfeeding is the norm in most human and primate societies. So why are we the weird ones? "Attachment (with respect to Martin Schoeller)" by Nathaniel Gold My son will be three-years-old next month and is still breastfeeding.
Click here for Part One: An Interview with Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on Mother Nature "Sarah Blaffer Hrdy" by Nathaniel Gold As I explored in my article, "Women and Children First", Sarah Blaffer Hrdy has faced innumerable challenges in the course of her scientific career.
Click here for Part Two: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on the Evolutionary Lessons of Motherhood "Sarah Blaffer Hrdy" by Nathaniel Gold In my cover article out this week in Times Higher Education I featured the life and work of famed primatologist and evolutionary theorist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.
For decades the science of child-rearing was guided by patriarchal ideas, but now the cradle rocks to an older rhythm. "Tantrum" by Nathaniel Gold The infants had been arranged into neat rows, swaddled in aseptic white cloth the way precision instruments would be secured for shipping.
"American Chimp" by Nathaniel Gold Americans take their rights seriously.
"@BoraChimp" by Nathaniel Gold Conferences are social grooming events for relatively hairless apes.
The Uses of the Past: Why Science Writers Should Care About the History of Science And Why Scientists Should Too
"The Anatomy Lesson of Homo sylvestris" by Nathaniel Gold Whether we are exploring our family genealogy or the genetic tree of our primate ancestors, all of us have a common yearning to know from whence we came.
The origins of our sexuality is the greatest mystery in human evolution. But could our prime suspect be a case of mistaken identity? "Elementary" by Nathaniel Gold If reproductive success were applied to fiction the two billion copies of Agatha Christie's novels (only trailing behind Shakespeare and the Bible) would be considered a stunning example of evolutionary fitness.
Click here for Part One: Carl Zimmer on the Art of Science Writing "Carl Zimmer" by Nathaniel Gold Carl Zimmer has an uncanny knack for getting under your skin, quite literally.
Click here for Part Two: Carl Zimmer Delves Beneath the Surface of Science Writing "Carl Zimmer" by Nathaniel Gold Carl Zimmer is one of the most insightful and trenchant science writers working today.
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