Darwin’s Blind Spot

In Darwin’s Blind Spot, Frank Ryan counters the belief that evolution developed solely through simple survival of the fittest.  He argues instead that life on the planet is not only a bloody battle for supremacy, but is also the result of extensive labyrinths of...

Virus X

In the 1980s our comforting illusion that we had conquered plagues through our discovery of vaccines and antibiotics was shattered by the arrival of AIDS.  But AIDS is just one of many emerging plagues for which we have, as yet, no cure.  Even the great killers of...

Tuberculosis: The Greatest Story Never Told

Tuberculosis is the greatest infectious killer in history.  In this century and the previous one, it was responsible for an estimated thousand million deaths. The discovery of the cure changed history – yet, incredibly, that story has never previously been told...

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