Sunday, August 23, 2009

Carl Zimmer: The Dark Matter of the Human Brain

My favorite book so far this year has been Carl Zimmer's Microcosm. If you're like me and you're endlessly fascinated with genetics, evolution, and biology, and you aren't afraid of something on the technical side, you'll love it.
Carl Zimmer is one of the best science writers out there. Recently he wrote a nice little article about the glia, the most abundant cells in the brain. Scientists don't fully understand how they work, but recently they are finding out more and more. Check it out here.


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