From London to the Middle East riots have shaken political stability. Are the answers to be found in human nature? "Anarchy" by Nathaniel Gold Police cars were overturned and shops looted as the mob descended on the city's central square.
Author's Note: The following originally appeared at Nature Network. It was subsequently selected as a PLoS ONE Pick of the Month, as a Finalist in the 2009 Quark Prize in Science and appeared in the 2009 edition of The Open Laboratory: The Best Science Writing on the Web (buy it here).
Author's note: The following originally appeared as a guest post at A Primate of Modern Aspect and subsequently formed the basis for a technical comment published by Nature co-authored with John Hawks.
On the Origin of Cooperative Species: New study reverses a decade of research claiming chimpanzee selfishness
A new study reverses a decade of research claiming chimpanzee selfishness. "Sharing is Caring" by Nathaniel Gold Charles Darwin had more in common with chimpanzees than even he realized.
"Mendeleev" by Nathaniel Gold The scientist who systematized all the known elements in the universe was about to throw everything away for love.
"3 Blind Mice" by Nathaniel Gold The Three Stooges was the source of an ongoing controversy between my parents.
"Mom" by Nathaniel Gold Chicago’s nineteenth ward reeked of overripe fruit and kerosene the day Mary Stastch killed her baby.
Warning: content may be triggering for survivors of sexual assault/abuse. "Chimp Riveter" by Nathaniel Gold Elizabeth Wilde’s mouth was stuffed with cloth and her hands were tied behind her back.
Portrait of de Waal by Nathaniel Gold "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? This is the question that has driven Frans de Waal for the past 30 years.
"Father and Son" by Nathaniel Gold I’m teaching my son to think like a scientist. He is two years old. We frequently go for walks together through the woods and along the coastlines of British Columbia where I allow his curiosity to run free.
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