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7 Epic Moments In Science History

Andrew Robinson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Andrew Robinson

Newton, when asked how he had discovered the law of gravity, replied pithily: "By thinking on it continually." All of the great scientists in my book would, one senses, have said amen to that.

9 Artworks Inspired By Science

Posted 09.27.2012 | Books

"Why is the World Green?" by Alexander Gershenson is an excerpt from "The Where, The Why, and The How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Sci...

What You Didn't Know About Dreaming

David Randall | Posted 10.14.2012 | Books
David Randall

A number of recent studies suggest that dreaming may in fact be the time that your brain consolidates what it learns each day and prepares for the challenges it will face the next.

A Blind Magician's Secrets Revealed

Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind" [Harper, $26.99]: With his...

PHOTOS: 11 Things That Might Be Wrong With You

Paul Kleinman | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
Paul Kleinman

I provide a guide to self-diagnosis that starts at the top of your head and moves all the way down to the bottom of your feet. Finally, all hypochondriacs can have the ability to diagnose all of their visible life-threatening symptoms without the use of an Internet connection!

7 Sex Myths Debunked

Agustín Fuentes | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
Agustín Fuentes

Gender is a powerful reality; it is the perception and expectation of differences between males and females and it shapes both our bodies and our society. Gender differences are real and important, but they are not hard wired or even static. So let's bust some of those myths.

Love And 6 Other Things Your Subconscious Controls

Leonard Mlodinow | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Leonard Mlodinow

Scientists are becoming increasingly convinced that how we experience the world - our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment - is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed.

The 7 Cleverest Science Experiments In History

Michael Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Michael Brooks

Sometimes doing something stupid or undignified is the only way to make the discovery or breakthrough you have been reaching towards. Sure, you might break a taboo or two, and you'll almost certainly break the rules, but since when did playing safe win anyone a Nobel Prize?

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Peter Clothier

The book demonstrates that meditation can affect not only the minds of long-term meditators. Even short-term practice, it shows, can produce dramatic results in the rawest of novices.

PHOTOS: 13 Awesome Moments In Science History

Jon Agar | Posted 05.28.2012 | Books
Jon Agar

Science has been at the heart of twentieth-century history -- from Einstein's new physics to the Manhattan Project, from eugenics to the Human Genome Project, or from the wonders of penicillin to the promises of biotechnology.

'Sorry, I Am Not Myself Today'

Antonio Damasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Antonio Damasio

Of necessity, the autobiographical self is not just about one individual but about all the others that an individual interacts with. Of necessity, it incorporates the culture in which the interactions took place.

James Lovelock's Revolutionary Book 'Gaia': Has It Stood The Test Of Time?

The Guardian | Tim Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

To re-read the original text is to be reminded, in all sorts of unexpected ways, how far we have come. Its author has since morphed from J E, an "inde...