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The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain
The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain
By Random House Audio
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One of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today investigates the bias toward optimism that exists on a neural level in our brains and plays a major part in determining how we live our lives.   Psychologists have long been aware that most pe...


Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know
Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know
By Random House Audio
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The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity.  Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be...


Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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From the acclaimed author of Einstein's Dreams, an inspired, lyrical meditation on religion and science, with an exploration of the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty versus modern scientific discoveries pointing to the imperma...


The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
By Hachette Audio
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The secret history of our most vital organ - the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the f...


Enough: Setting Limits on Human Genetic Technology
Enough: Setting Limits on Human Genetic Technology
By Macmillan Audio
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We are on the verge of crossing a line - from born to made, from created to built. Sometimes in the next few years, a scientist will reprogram a human egg or sperm cell, spawning a genetic change that will be passed down into eternity. We are sleepwa...


How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
By Random House Audio
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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a 10th planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But i...


A Little History of Science
A Little History of Science
By Tantor Audio
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Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its...


The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
By Random House Audio
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The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly 60 years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency's original mission was to ...


Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics
Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were friends and comrades-in-arms against what they considered the most preposterous aspects of quantum physics: its indeterminacy. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Sc...


The Interstellar Age: The Story of the NASA Men and Women Who Flew the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
The Interstellar Age: The Story of the NASA Men and Women Who Flew the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
By Penguin Audio
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The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission, told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries--11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still opera...


The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
By Hachette Audio
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Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakes. Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: Men and women had sex, and sometimes babies fol...


Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor
Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor
By Tantor Audio
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What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they'd glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the world tune...


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
By Penguin Audio
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, traci...


Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science
By Random House Audio
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James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics, it is being hailed as the 20th century's third revolution....


The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
By Penguin Audio
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New York Times best-selling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books, including the Pulitzer Prize f...


Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
By Tantor Audio
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In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion - including faith, dogma, and revelation -...


The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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National Book Critics Circle Award, Nonfiction, 2010 The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. ...


A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
By Novel Audio
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Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016 This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, ou...


The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History
By Tantor Audio
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Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altered the outcome of wars. During a single summer in Memphis alone, it cost more lives than the Chicago fire, the S...


The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists -- yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respec...



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