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How Not to Be Wrong

• <b>Author:</b> Jordan Ellenberg<p><b>The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands</b><p>The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In <i>How Not to Be Wrong</i>, Jordan …

A User's Guide to the Brain

• <b>Author:</b> John J. Ratey, M.D.<p>John Ratey, bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, lucidly explains the human brain’s workings, and paves the way for a better understanding of how the brain affects who we are. Ratey provides insight into the basic structure …

Frankenstein's Cat

• <b>Author:</b> Emily Anthes<p><b>Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book</b><b><br>Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award</b><b><br>One of Nature's Summer Book Picks</b><br>One of <i>Publishers Weekly</i>'s Top Ten Spring 2013 Science Books<p>For centuries, we've toyed with our creature …

What Should We Be Worried About?

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by.<p>What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's …

Periodic Tales

• <b>Author:</b> Hugh Aldersey-Williams<p>In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an …

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

• <b>Author:</b> Dr. Allan H. Ropper & Brian David Burrell<p>"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper …

The God Delusion

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.<p>With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed …

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Wheelan<p>“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle<br>Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political …

Hallucinations

• <b>Author:</b> Oliver Sacks<p>Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?<p>Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, …

The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

• <b>Author:</b> V. S. Ramachandran<p>"A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks<br>In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases—from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a …

The Soul of All Living Creatures

• <b>Author:</b> Vint Virga, D.V.M.<p>As profiled in the <i>New York Times Magazine…</i><p><b>Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals – from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats</b> …

National Geographic Magazine

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The Male Brain

• <b>Author:</b> Louann Brizendine, M.D.<p><b>From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.</b><p><i>The Male Brain</i> finally overturns the stereotypes. Impeccably researched and at the cutting edge of …

Nonzero

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Wright<p>In his bestselling <b>The Moral Animal</b>, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us …

Pale Blue Dot

• <b>Author:</b> Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan<p>"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS."<br>--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)<p>In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible …

The Hidden Reality

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Greene<p>The bestselling author of <i>The Elegant Universe</i> and <i>The Fabric of the Cosmos</i> tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe?<p>There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories …

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

• <b>Author:</b> Neil de Grasse Tyson<p>“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment Weekly<br>Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them …

The Future of the Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p>Michio Kaku, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Physics of the Impossible</i> and <i>Physics of the Future</i> tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.<p><i>The Future of the Mind</i> brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science …

The World Without Us

• <b>Author:</b> Alan Weisman<p><i>A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth</i><p>In <i>The World Without Us,</i> Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us.In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our …

Living Among Giants

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Carroll<p>The outer Solar System is rich in resources and may be the best region in which to search for life beyond Earth. In fact, it may ultimately be the best place for Earthlings to set up permanent abodes. This book surveys the feasibility of that prospect, covering the …

Moonwalking with Einstein

• <b>Author:</b> Joshua Foer<p>An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, <i>Moonwalking with Einstein</i> recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and …

The Better Angels of Our Nature

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Pinker<p><b>“If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read."<br>—Bill Gates (May, 2017)</b><p><b>Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year</b><p><b>The author of Enlightenment Now and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff</b> …

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)

• <b>Author:</b> John Medina<p>Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.<p>How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and …

The Language of Lying: Animated Primer on How to Detect Deception

Our yearning to discern deception so that we can protect ourselves from abuse, is ancient and almost primal — a marketable commodity for mystics and media manipulators alike. In one of the best explorations of the subject, Sam Harris defined lying as “both a failure of understanding and an …

Diane Ackerman on What Working at a Suicide Prevention Hotline Taught Her About the Human Spirit

<i>“How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say OK?”</i> Maira Kalman pondered in her visual philosophy. Such is the magnificent resilience of the human spirit. Our culture is haunted by the unholy ghost of suicide; those who succumb to it are mercilessly …

The Best Science Books of 2014

On the heels of the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books come the most stimulating science books published this annum. (Step into the nonfictional time machine by revisiting the selections for 2013, 2012, and 2011.)<p>1. THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we</i> …

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly

Just as melancholy, that raincloud of the mind, expands our capacity for creativity, so does actual gloomy weather — clouds, it turns out, offer something possibly more tangible, certainly more pragmatic, than “contemplation [that] benefits the soul”; their proverbial silver lining is more than …

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4 reasons collapsing oil prices are rattling stocks

Slide 1 of 6<p>NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Falling oil prices are supposed to be good news on balance for the U.S. economy. Nevertheless, crude’s …

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