Barbara Oakley has a new book with the intriguing title of Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend. Hsien-Hsien Lei's blog includes a podcast from Point of Inquiry which interviewed Oakley. "She starts with why she revealed the story of her sister’s cruel behavior and the impact of such behavior on people’s day-to-day lives.

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Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

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