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The B&N Podcast: Bill Bryson on the Universe We Walk Around In

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The B&N Podcast: Bill Bryson on the Universe We Walk Around In

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Bill Bryson's previous books have walked the Appalachian Trail and voyaged into the farthest reaches of the galaxy. With "The Body" he takes readers on a fantastic voyage to inner space.
The B&N Podcast: Randall Munroe Has the (Wrong) Answer for Everything

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The B&N Podcast: Randall Munroe Has the (Wrong) Answer for Everything

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XKCD creator and bestselling author Randall Munroe loves to use science to answer complex questions. Especially when he can do it in the most inconvenient way possible. He joins us on the...
Losing Earth: A Recent History

SCIENCE

Losing Earth: A Recent History

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

The evidence, warned scientists in 1979, was overwhelming: climate change was on its way. This is the story of what happened next.
The Goodness Paradox

HUMAN NATURE

The Goodness Paradox

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

It's a quirk of evolutionary history: humans thrived because we learned to cooperate, but in the process, we invented ways of committing violence on a massive scale.
The Personality Brokers

PSYCHOLOGY

The Personality Brokers

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

How a mother-daughter team invented a new way of thinking about the self, and spawned an industry of personality testing.
The B&N Podcast: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The B&N Podcast: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The bestselling author, astrophysicist, and champion of science talks about how his field can't escape its close connection to the art of combat.
Hunting the Primal Spark

DAYBOOK

Hunting the Primal Spark

By Steve King ×

Ten years ago this month, scientists got a new tool for examining the fabric of reality....
The B&N Podcast: Temple Grandin on “Calling All Minds”

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The B&N Podcast: Temple Grandin on “Calling All Minds”

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The world-renowned scientist and author talks about her lifelong passion for inventing, and how she wants to get kids "tinkering" again.
Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

SCIENCE

Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

The ability to render a patient insensible is a key element of modern medicine. But do we really understand how it works?
We Contain Multitudes: Discovering Our Ancestors Anew

SCIENCE

We Contain Multitudes: Discovering Our Ancestors Anew

Essay by Hamilton Cain ×

As researchers develop better and better tools to investigate our ancestors, our stories about where we come from are changing.
How to Change Your Mind

SCIENCE

How to Change Your Mind

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

Tune in, turn on and turn off the "default-mode network": Michael Pollan takes a trip into the neuroscience of psychedelics.
Darwin Comes to Town

NATURE

Darwin Comes to Town

Reviewed by Tess Taylor ×

We think of evolution as a force that happens in the green wild, far away from city streets. But the metropolis may be the strongest driver of change in nature.