Science - General

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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural Hist...

Florence Williams

Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it's sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the bre...

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Published: May 2012

How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary...

Janna Levin

Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial book and establishes herself as one of the most direct and unort...

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Published: Mar 2010

Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by ...

Marcia Bartusiak

For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapes-not even light-seemed to...

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Published: Apr 2015

Imagine: How Creativity Works

Jonah Lehrer

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the best-selling author of How We Dec...

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Published: Mar 2012

Rust: The Longest War

Jonathan Waldman

A thrilling drama of man versus nature―detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust.It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervas...

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Published: Mar 2016

This Will Make You Smarter: New Scien...

John Brockman

What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychol...

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Published: Apr 2013

Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Tra...

Kevin Fong

Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of the world still boasted white space: places where no human had ever trod. Within a few short decades the most hostile of the world's environments had all been conquered. Likewise, in the...

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Published: Feb 2014

The Sound Book: The Science of the So...

Trevor Cox

Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Co...

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Published: Apr 2014

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind...

Yuval Noah Hararai

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create...

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Published: Feb 2015

How It Began: A Time-Traveler's Guide...

Chris Impey

n this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang.What...

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Published: Apr 2012

Science of the Magical: From the Holy...

Matt Kaplan

Can migrations of birds foretell our future? Do phases of the moon hold sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs that cure the ill? What is the best way to brew a love potion? How do we create mutant humans who regenerate like Wo...

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Published: Nov 2015

Life at the Speed of Light: From the ...

J. Craig Venter

In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic life"-putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us ...

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Published: Oct 2013
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