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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

SCIENCE

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmic Perspective

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The director of the Hayden Planetarium goes from the Big Bang to the search for alien intelligence in just over two hundred pages. Neil deGrasse Tyson talks with us about "Astrophysics for...
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

NATURAL HISTORY

Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River

Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×

A new book looks at what the Colorado River system means for the United States -- and how that might change, permanently. Review by Michael O'Donnell.
The Women Who Mapped Heaven

SCIENCE

The Women Who Mapped Heaven

Essay by Jennifer Carson ×

Looking at the careers of groundbreaking women in astronomy and the space program, the wonder isn't how they stood out, but how well they fit in. By Jennifer Carson.
The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

AMERICAN HISTORY

The Book that Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

When a network of American readers passed around a single copy of Darwin's revolutionary work, they enlisted the book in a cause dear to their hearts. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

SCIENCE

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

What is the self? Ask an octopus, suggest Peter Godfrey-Smith. Review by Melissa H. Pierson.
On Trails: An Exploration

NATURAL HISTORY

On Trails: An Exploration

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Robert Moor takes a journey on paths that lead through memory and over mountains, and into places where the only option is to take the long way around. Review by Peter Lewis.
Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

HUMAN NATURE

Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

By Melissa H. Pierson ×

There's a science to making the modern soldier. Do we need a science for turning them back into civilians? Melissa Holbrook Pierson reads new books from Mary Roach and Sebastian Junger.
The Genetic Century

DAYBOOK

The Genetic Century

By Steve King ×

Fifteen years ago this week, the complete sequence of the human genome was published for the first time.
Humboldt in Paris

ECOLOGY

Humboldt in Paris

Reviewed by Eric Herschthal ×

What Andrea Wulf's new book "The Invention of Nature" has to teach us as we confront the global climate crisis. By Eric Herschthal.
Kyoto and After

DAYBOOK

Kyoto and After

By Steve King ×

Eighteen years ago this week, the U.N. agreement on human-caused climate change was adopted....
After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning

INTERVIEW

After the Flood: Lauren Redniss on Thunder and Lightning

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

“Talking about the weather” — code for the innocuous, nearly meaningless chat that forms the backbone of many of our everyday exchanges. But the idea that the elemental forces...
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight

HISTORY

Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

A personal history explains why our cosmic travel is waning, and how NASA's "heroic era" and "shuttle era" differ.