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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.
The B&N Podcast: Michio Kaku

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Michio Kaku

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Is the settlement of Mars a pipe dream? The author of "The Future of Humanity" tells us why he thinks otherwise....
Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

LANGUAGE

Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Journalist Emma Byrne offers science to demonstrate why a stubbed toe demands nothing short of "@#!&%!"
The B&N Podcast: Daniel Pink

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Daniel Pink

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Whether you're taking a math test or scheduling surgery, according to Daniel Pink, you're probably not thinking about the most important factor: what time is it?
The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

DAYBOOK

The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

By Steve King ×

This year, Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece -- and the anxieties it embodied -- celebrates is bicentennial....
“Without Extinction is Liberty”

DAYBOOK

“Without Extinction is Liberty”

By Steve King ×

2017 marks the centennial of one of the most significant civil protests in U.S. history, Alice Paul's "Silent Sentinels."
Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

SCIENCE

Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

Evolution is not only how life today emerged, writes Jonathan B. Losos -- it's also changing us more rapidly than we tend to think. Review by Hamilton Cain.
On Becoming the Becky Sharp of Science: Hope Jahren

INTERVIEW

On Becoming the Becky Sharp of Science: Hope Jahren

A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×

The author of "Lab Girl" on why scientific writing is like poetry, and how William Thackeray's unstoppable heroine gave her a model for her career in research. A conversation with Bill Tipper.
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...