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Chip's Cover Story in Scientific American Mind Magazine

Check out Chip's cover story about why we kiss ("Affairs of the Lips") for the February 2008 edition of Scientific American Mind magazine here, and his story "Why Do We Cry" for Mind here.

Listen to an interview about the article and crying here when Chip speaks with Steve Mirsky host of Scientific American magazine's popular podcast Science Talk.

Why Language Is All Thumbs

Inventor, futurist and author Ray Kurzweil graciously agreed to write the foreword to the paperback edition of Thumbs, Toes and Tears. You can read it here as well as selected excerpts from the book on Ray's popular website.

Read the epilogue of Thumbs here and then join the online discussion!

The Traits That Make Us Human

Chip's interview about Thumbs, Toes and Tears was aired on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. You can listen to the recorded interview here

Chip was recently featured on the popular Kojo Nnamdi Show

in Washington DC. The Kojo Nnamdi Show is a popular Washington, D.C. radio talk show. It features two hours of news, political issues and social trends of the day in a magazine program format. Click here and look for the "What Makes Us Human" link, or:

Pop City interviews Chip on "The Writing Life."

Chip sat down with Pop City publisher and editor Tracy Certo to talk about his approach to writing, science, and how both of them came together in Thumbs, Toes, and Tears, and where his future writing projects will take him next.

To read the entire interview, click here.

Chip goes on a Psychjourney with Deborah Harper

Deborah Harper recently interviewed Chip for her popular Psychjourney podcast. You can download the interview on i-Tunes; listen to it by clicking here, or visit any of the following links:

Psychjourney Podcasts
Psychjourney Audio Book Club Blog

To download the entire interview, click here.

Thumbs, Toes, Tears - And Other Traits That Make Us Human was reviewed in the Pittsburgh-Tribune Reviewon November 26, 2006.

Read the review here!
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