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Road Rage: Bikes and Cars Battle

Traffic laws were not written for bicycles. That’s not just a mantra for militant bicycle advocates. It’s a basic fact. Bicycles are tacked to the vehicle code as an afterthought. The law reads, “Every person riding a bicycle upon a public way is subject to the provisions applicable to and has the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle.”...

Book Review: Mushroom

Editors at Oxford University Press showed admirable restraint when they gave the 2011 book “Mushroom” its title. Surely someone at the table had wanted to add a subtitle, “Mushroom—a Natural History”, or some other way to codify Nicholas P. Money’s brilliant account of how the mushroom has challenged understanding and inspired imagination for centuries....