Letters from an Astrophysicist

07 December 2019 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: popular science.

The natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the

Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

07 December 2019 | By Melanie Mitchell | Filed in: popular science.

A sweeping examination of the current state of artificial intelligence and how it is remaking our world No recent scientific enterprise has proved as alluring, terrifying, and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence The award winning author Melanie

Letters from an Astrophysicist

07 December 2019 | By Neil deGrasse Tyson | Filed in: popular science.

The natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

07 December 2019 | By Tom Phillips | Filed in: popular science.

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

07 December 2019 | By Elizabeth Kolbert | Filed in: popular science.

Over the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid

Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To

07 December 2019 | By David A. Sinclair | Filed in: popular science.

It s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable But what if everything we ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong What if we could choose our lifespan In this groundbreaking book, Dr David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory

Omgiven av idioter

07 December 2019 | By Thomas Erikson | Filed in: popular science.

Omgiven av idioter beskriver konkret och underh llande en av v rldens mest spridda metoder f r att sortera olikheterna inom m nsklig kommunikation Med vetenskapliga grund och genom vardagens m ten ger den dig konkreta hj lpmedel att f rst de viktigaste skillnaderna mellan olika

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms

07 December 2019 | By Hannah Fry | Filed in: popular science.

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we either hear of a paradise on earth or of our imminent extinction It s time we stand face to digital face with the true powers and limitations of the algorithms that already automate important decisions in healthcare, transportation, crime, and commerce.

The Brain: The Story of You

07 December 2019 | By David Eagleman | Filed in: popular science.

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence What is reality Who are you How do you make

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

07 December 2019 | By Steve Silberman | Filed in: popular science.

A New York Times bestsellerWinner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non fictionA groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently What is autism A

Black Holes: The Reith Lectures

07 December 2019 | By Stephen Hawking | Filed in: popular science.

It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that true than in the case of black holes Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him

Wilding

07 December 2019 | By Isabella Tree | Filed in: popular science.

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of

The Clever Guts Diet

07 December 2019 | By Michael Mosley | Filed in: popular science.

From 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Diet and The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet comes a life changing look at your gut home to your second brain and the crucial role it plays in your health and your weight.Your gut is astonishingly clever It contains millions of neurons as many as you