Documentary Review: (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

Documentary Review: (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies

Honesty is a moral foundation of all modern societies, crucial for smooth function at all levels, yet researchers like Dan Ariely reveal that lying and cheating are truly endemic worldwide. In (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies, viewers learn the many forms dishonesty can take, the effects it can have, and the ways we can combat it.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World

Lo and Behold: Reveries of a Connected World

What does it mean to live in a world whose technological capabilities are nearly outstripping our comprehension? The new documentary Lo and Behold seeks to find out.

Book Review: Black Hole Blues

Book Review: Black Hole Blues

In Black Hole Blues, Janna Levin, eminent astrophysicist, describes the decades-long project to detect gravitational waves and prove Einstein’s theories of general relativity.

Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Host Brendan Byrne investigates space exploration in a new NPR podcast.

Book Review: I Contain Multitudes

Book Review: I Contain Multitudes

Ed Yong dives headfirst into the complex symbioses microbes have with humans and beyond, how these interactions can help and harm us, and the wonder and beauty of the relationships themselves.

Book Review: Patient H.M.

Book Review: Patient H.M.

Luke Dittrich’s new book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, introduces a welcome complexity into simplistic understandings of medical ethics.

Documentary Review: Resistance

Documentary Review: Resistance

Antibiotics are one of the most important tools in the arsenal of modern medicine. But an engaging new documentary explains how their overuse is driving bacterial resistance, and how it may lead us to a world without them.

Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

Documentary Review: Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction illuminates the majesty and beauty of nature, and exposes the detrimental effect that humans are having on this beauty. The film inspires viewers into action and sets a hopeful tone for the future of the planet.

Book Review: How to Clone a Mammoth

Book Review: How to Clone a Mammoth

Science fiction novels, TV shows, and movies have time and time again toyed with the cloning of ancient animals. But just how close are we to bringing those species, and our childhood fantasies, back to life?

Book Review: A Disgrace to the Profession

Book Review: A Disgrace to the Profession

Mark Steyn’s recent A Disgrace to the Profession attacks Michael E. Mann’s hockey stick graph of global warming — a reconstruction of Earth’s temperatures over the past millennium that depicts a sharp uptick over the past 150 years. It is less of a book than it is a collection of quotes from respected and accredited researchers, all disparaging Mann as a scientist and, often, as a person.