Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach’s 2003 novel, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, takes a detailed look into the various destinies of post-mortem human bodies, and is extremely accessible despite its morbid subject.

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Book Review: The Physics of the Future

In “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and our Daily Lives by the Year 2100,” physicist Michio Kaku grapples with the feasibility of technologies that may become available in the next century, blending technical arguments with a captivating style.

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How I Killed Pluto

Caltech astronomer Mike Brown recounts his role in the demise of Pluto in his fascinating new book, How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming.

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The Playful Brain

In their book “The Playful Brain: The Surprising Science of how Puzzles Improve Your Mind,” neuroscientist Richard Restak and “puzzle master” Scott Kim lay out the science of improving your brain.

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In Search of the Grand Design

Curiosity has often pushed mankind to find the laws governing natural phenomena. Both mythology and the Scientific Revolution have been byproducts of our need to

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