Because it matters now as much as it ever has. Besides, it can be fun! This guide points to books and sites that can enrich your knowledge without tears.
February 12th is the birthday of Charles Darwin. We thought it was a good day to recommend some reading about science, so we asked faculty and we scanned our shelves to come up with fun and interesting books, websites, and videos about science.
Portrait by George Richmond, ca. late 1830s via Wikimedia.
We polled science faculty. Here are some of the sites they recommend.
If you want to give your eyes a break from the screen, you can check out the magazine New Scientist. The current issue of this sharp and entertaining British magazine is in our Non-Required Reading section near the front door.
Science is conducted within a social, political, and economic context that influences what questions are asked and how experiments are conducted. These books examine some of the ethical issues that arise.