The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

By Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski

A technology publication like no different, The the place, the Why, and the How turns unfastened seventy five of modern day most popular artists onto life's great questions, from how we came to the place we're going. inside of those pages the various greatest (and smallest) mysteries of the flora and fauna are defined in essays via genuine operating scientists, that are then illustrated through artists given loose rein to be as literal or as ingenious as they prefer. the result's a party of the beauty that evokes each new discovery. that includes paintings by way of such modern luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, and plenty of extra, this can be a paintings of clinical and creative exploration to pique the curiosity of either the intellectually and imaginatively curious.

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What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything (Edge Question Series)

By John Brockman

Even geniuses swap their minds sometimes.

Edge (www.edge.org), the influential on-line highbrow salon, lately requested one hundred fifty high-powered thinkers to debate their so much telling missteps and reconsiderations: What have you ever replaced your brain approximately? The solutions are excellent, eye-opening, interesting, occasionally surprising, and sure to kick-start numerous passionate debates.

Steven Pinker at the way forward for human evolution • Richard Dawkins at the mysteries of courtship • SAM HARRIS at the indifference of mom Nature • Nassim Nicholas Taleb at the irrelevance of chance • Chris Anderson at the fact of world warming • Alan Alda at the life of God • Ray Kurzweil at the risk of extraterrestrial lifestyles • Brian Eno on what it skill to be a "revolutionary" • Helen Fisher on love, constancy, and the viability of marriage • Irene Pepperberg on studying from parrots . . . and plenty of others.

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Scientific American (January 2014)

How subconscious inspiration and belief impact Our each Waking Moment
Unconscious impulses and wishes impel what we expect and do in methods Freud by no means dreamed of

Astronomers look for Moons Circling far-off Exoplanets
Moons orbiting far-off exoplanets may perhaps account for many of the liveable locales within the galaxy. If basically shall we locate them

Scientists effectively version a dwelling telephone with Software
In developing the 1st entire computing device version of a complete single-celled organism, biologists are forging a strong new type of device for illuminating how lifestyles works

Superpowerful X-ray Laser Boils Atoms in Molecules, Nanosystems and Solids and Explodes Proteins, All within the identify of Science
What began as a “Star Wars” thought for a 1980s-era antimissile weapon is now a microscope of remarkable energy, in a position to create unique kinds of topic discovered nowhere else within the universe

A worldwide Transition to Renewable power Will Take Many Decades
The nice desire for a fast and sweeping transition to renewable power is wishful thinking

The Case opposed to Copernicus
Copernicus famously acknowledged that Earth revolves round the solar. yet competition to this progressive concept didn't come simply from the non secular experts. proof preferred a distinct cosmology

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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory

Strictly off limits to the general public, Plum Island is domestic to virginal seashores, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that experience ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the lovely precise nature and checkered heritage of Plum Island. It indicates that the likely bucolic island within the shadow of recent York urban is a ticking organic time bomb that none folks can accurately ignore.

Based on declassified executive records, in-depth interviews, and entry to Plum Island itself, this is often an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal govt germ laboratory long gone extraordinarily flawed. For the 1st time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside of this mystery international and offers startling revelations on virus outbreaks, organic meltdowns, contaminated employees, the periodic flushing of infected uncooked sewage into sector waters, and the insidious connections among Plum Island, Lyme ailment, and the lethal West Nile virus. The publication additionally probes what is in shop for Plum Island's new proprietor, the dept of place of birth defense, during this age of bioterrorism.

Lab 257 is a decision to motion for these all in favour of preserving current and destiny generations from preventable organic catastrophes.

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Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World (FT Press Science)

By Jon Queijo

Why are you alive straight away? likelihood is, you owe your existence to 1 of the striking clinical discoveries during this booklet. might be it was once vaccines. Or antibiotics. Or X-rays. progressive clinical breakthroughs like those haven’t simply replaced the way in which we deal with affliction, they’ve remodeled how we comprehend ourselves and the area we are living in. In Breakthrough! How the ten maximum Discoveries in drugs kept hundreds of thousands and adjusted Our View of the World, Jon Queijo tells the hidden tales in the back of history’s so much impressive scientific discoveries. This isn’t dry heritage: those are life-and-death mysteries exposed, stories of passionate, often-mocked people who stood their floor and have been confirmed correct. From germs to genetics, the traditional Hippocrates to the innovative, those are tales that experience replaced the world–and, really most probably, stored your life.

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Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

By Morton A. Meyers

A fascinating and hugely obtainable examine the fantastic function serendipity has performed in probably the most vital clinical discoveries within the 20th century.

Happy Accidents is an interesting, unique, and hugely obtainable examine the brilliant position serendipity has performed in probably the most vital clinical discoveries within the 20th century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy medications, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in universal? They have been every one chanced on unintentionally, stumbled upon within the look for anything else. within the Nineteen Nineties, Pfizer had excessive hopes for a brand new drug that might advance blood move to the guts. As they performed trials on angina victims, researchers famous a startling influence: whereas the drug didn't impact blood stream to the guts, it did impact blood circulate in different places! Now over six million American males have taken Viagra of their lifetime.

Winston Churchill as soon as stated, “Men sometimes stumble around the fact, yet so much of them decide themselves up and hurry off as though not anything has happened.” in the clinical neighborhood, a definite stigma is hooked up to likelihood discovery since it is badly visible as natural success. satisfied injuries definitely take place each day, however it takes intelligence, perception, and creativity to acknowledge a “Eureka, i discovered what I wasn't taking a look for!” second and recognize what to do subsequent. In discussing scientific breakthroughs, Dr. Morton Meyers makes a cogent, hugely attractive argument for a extra inventive, instead of simply linear, method of technology. And it will possibly simply shop our lives!
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The Protos Mandate: A Scientific Novel (Science and Fiction)

By Nick Kanas

In the 25th Century, the consequences of overpopulation and worldwide warming on the earth have resulted in the formation of human colonies at the Moon, Mars and in different places within the sun approach, but the restricted variety of practicable locations forces humanity to appear to the celebs. A crash application has been built to ship Protos 1, an incredible multigenerational superstar send, to a newly came across Earth-like planet orbiting a close-by famous person. The plan is for wakeful crewmembers to run the send and for individuals in suspended animation to be roused earlier than planet fall to exploit their abilities in exploration and colony formation. to satisfy the ambitions of the undertaking and confirm that the in-flight inhabitants doesn't expend the restricted assets, the Protos Mandate is decided as much as govern a tightly managed social method throughout the adventure, so as to take a number of generations. yet difficulties threaten to sabotage the challenge in the course of its release and transit and what ultimately awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable method. This novel chronicles the rigors and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission.

The medical appendix on the finish of the publication discusses the demanding situations of such an interstellar undertaking in keeping with an in depth literature evaluate and it hyperlinks those demanding situations to express episodes within the novel. concerns which are thought of contain interstellar propulsion structures, fiscal issues of interstellar flight, mental and sociological elements inherent in a multigenerational area undertaking, issues of suspended animation, present wisdom of exoplanets and concerns with regards to colonizing a far off planet and the potential discovery of extraterrestrial existence. A heritage of interstellar missions in technology fiction can also be reviewed.

Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry on the collage of California, San Francisco, the place he directed the gang treatment education software. For over twenty years he performed learn in staff remedy and for almost two decades after that he used to be the critical Investigator of NASA-funded learn on astronauts and cosmonauts. he's the co-author of house Psychology and Psychiatry, which gained the 2004 foreign Academy of Astronautics existence technological know-how publication Award.

Dr. Kanas has awarded talks on house psychology and on celestial mapping at numerous neighborhood and international Con technological know-how fiction conventions. He has been an beginner astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of technological know-how fiction. he's additionally the writer of Star Maps: historical past, Artistry and Cartography, Solar procedure Maps: From Antiquity to the gap Age, and the technological know-how fiction novel The New Martians, all released by way of Springer.

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Geology of the Pacific Northwest: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects (Build It Yourself series)

Venturing via of the main various and interesting areas of North the United States, those job books mix the themes of geology and actual geography whereas making them eye-catching and enjoyable. With a special strategy, this sequence unearths the underlying techniques for children, explaining each one region’s evolution and illustrating different forces of nature that experience replaced the continent over the years. the luxurious forests of the Pacific Northwest, the dry and arid deserts of the Southwest, or even the volcanoes and rainforests of Hawaii are all explored intimately because the chapters chronicle the consequences of plate tectonics; landforms comparable to mountains, plateaus, and canyons; and the weather of climates and ecosystems. A plethora of hands-on initiatives make sure the studying strategy is either attractive and interesting, together with creating a swamp cooler, making a rift quarter, development a seismograph, developing basalt columns and water wheels to harness the facility of a river, fashioning relocating tectonic plates, or even mimicking nature’s strategy of carving an arch.

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El perfil emocional de tu cerebro

Del mismo modo que cada uno de nosotros tiene una huella dactilar única, también cada
persona posee una forma personal y exclusiva de sentir y reaccionar a cuanto le ocurre, un
perfil emocional individualizado que forma parte de lo que somos y nos diferencia de los demás. Un perfil constituido por el modo en que nos enfrentamos a la adversidad, l. a. actitud frente a l. a. que encaramos l. a. vida, la intuición social, la autoconciencia, l. a. sensibilidad al contexto y los angeles atención hacia lo que realizamos. Un perfi l que nos hace quienes somos.

Cuando sufres un revés, ¿eres capaz de superarlo con naturalidad? Si las cosas no salen como quieres, ¿mantienes pese a ello l. a. energía y el optimismo? ¿Sabes interpretar el lenguaje no
verbal de las personas que te rodean? ¿Eres consciente de por qué actúas de los angeles manera en que lo haces en cada momento? ¿Te comportas en basic como se espera que lo hagas? ¿Te concentras con facilidad o te resulta difícil mantener la atención? En l. a. respuesta a esas preguntas están los ingredientes del perfi l emocional de nuestro cerebro.

Richard J. Davidson pone de manifiesto en este libro, único en su género, l. a. química cerebral
que hay tras cada una de las dimensiones que constituyen el estilo emocional y analiza la forma en que cada una de ellas influye en l. a. salud del ser humano. Propone, además,
ejercicios basados en la meditación que pueden ayudarnos a transformar aquellos patrones del cerebro que perjudican nuestro desarrollo como personas, lo que convierte este libro en una auténtica guía para fortalecer l. a. empatía, el optimismo y l. a. sensación de bienestar.

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