Life at the Speed of Light

The esteemed science writer of A Life Decoded is back, with a wealth of bold new research on the study which has emerged as his professional life's great passion: the Human Genome Project.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…