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The Science Class You Wish You Had: The Seven Greatest Scientific Discoveries in History and the People Who Made Them

D Brody

What does E=mc2 really mean? What is DNA? What was the big bang? These scientific concepts have changed our perception of the world…but for many of us they remain mysteries, bits and pieces of information retained from classroom lectures but never... (read more)

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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

Clive Thompson

It's undeniable — technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both... (read more)

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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

The progressive development of man is virtually dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Nikola Tesla, uncelebrated oracle of the electronic age without whom our telephone, radio, automobile ignition, and television... (read more)

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The Case of the Poisonous Socks: Tales from Chemistry

William H. Brock

In 1868, The Times reported that poisons contained in dyes were affecting the public's health. A doctor informed a London magistrate that brilliantly coloured socks had caused severe "constitutional and local complaint" to several of his patients. In one... (read more)

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