FROM Hope Jahren
'Lab Girl': What Plants Can Teach Us About Life Biologist Hope Jahren has studied plants for more than two decades, but the seeds of her love of science were planted early. Her father was a scientist and even though she didn’t see many women in the lab, she had no doubt as to what she wanted to do. In her new memoir, Lab Girl, Jahren writes about her life and her constant search for funding to keep her plant research going. But she also blends personal stories with passages about plant biology and uses metaphor to deliver the gospel of science to casual observers of the natural world.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Neutra landmark, Thom Mayne's home, I.M. Pei turns 100 Pioneering architect Richard Neutra's Silver Lake home has been added to the list of national historic landmarks, with an assist from Rep. Adam Schiff. Thom Mayne's new house in Cheviot Hills replaces the former home of writer Ray Bradbury, and the neighbors like it! Paul Revere Williams posthumously gets AIA's top prize, and I.M. Pei turns 100.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.