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Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments
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Released: Feb 07, 2017
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The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org-dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian-brings together 175 of the world's most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future. Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it's technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, "become a big story, if not the big story." In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org's fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news? Contributors include: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND on the best way to understand complex problems; author of Seven Brief Lesson on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on the mystery of black holes; Harvard psychologist STEVEN PINKER on the quantification of human progress; TED conferences curator CHRIS J. ANDERSON on the growth of the global brain; Harvard physicist LISA RANDALL on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries; Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK on why the 21st century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter; music legend PETER GABRIEL on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality; Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus: Nobel laureate JOHN C. MATHER, Sun Microsystems co-founder BILL JOY, Skeptic magazine publisher MICHaeL SHERMER, Genome author MATT RIDLEY, Harvard geneticist GEORGE CHURCH, and many more.

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Author(s): John Brockman
Series: Edge Question
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

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"From "the world's smartest website," edge.org, comes an audiobook that analyzes ideas from across the spectrum: music, particle physics, psychology, and human progress. The audiobook's goal is to expand our knowledge base and the way we think, and it succeeds to a large extent. Both narrators, Gabra Zackman and Dan John Miller, have pleasant, friendly voices that propel the audiobook forward and keep it interesting. Miller has a deep tone, and he approaches his material with a conversational style and an energetic pace. Zackman has an equally accessible voice and a bit more variation in her delivery, which emphasizes key words and phrases more specifically. Each one brings enthusiasm and zest to a book that focuses on ideas that have made our lives more productive and more fun. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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