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Wolf haven - sanctuary and the future of wild wolves in North America Wolf haven - sanctuary and the future of wild wolves in North America

Sep 29, 2016
Waiting for contact - the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Waiting for contact - the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Sep 29, 2016
Time travel - a history Time travel - a history

Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the cul

Sep 29, 2016
The tide - the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth The tide - the science and stories behind the greatest force on Earth

In The Tide, celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and folklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable force. Here is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide: from Aristotle, who is said to have drowned himself in his efforts to figure out the Greek tides, to the pioneering investigations into the role of the moon by Galileo and Newton, to the quest to underst

Sep 29, 2016
The story of the world in 100 species The story of the world in 100 species

Sep 29, 2016
The periodic table in minutes The periodic table in minutes

An icon of science, the periodic table defines the fundamental chemistry of everything in the universe. In this compact yet comprehensive guide, Dan Green outlines the history, development, and working of the table, shows how its design reflects and illuminates the organization of all matter, and even explains what it has to tell us about the chemistry of distant stars and of our own bodies.

Sep 22, 2016
QBism - the future of quantum physics QBism - the future of quantum physics

Measured by the accuracy of its predictions and the scope of its technological applications, quantum mechanics is arguably the most successful theory in science. Ironically, it is also one of the least well understood. Here the conventional view of quantum mechanics is outlined in simple, non-mathematical language, with emphasis on its most puzzling features. The key to understanding is probability, a common, everyday concept that turns out to be surprisingly problematic. Until 2002 all of the a

Sep 22, 2016
Now - the physics of time Now - the physics of time

"You are reading the word 'now' right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment 'now' so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of 'now.' Equally puzzling: Why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand, and call the flow of

Sep 29, 2016
Genetics in minutes Genetics in minutes

Sep 22, 2016
Falcon Falcon

Sep 29, 2016
Big science for little people - 52 activities to help you and your child discover the wonders of science Big science for little people - 52 activities to help you and your child discover the wonders of science

Sep 22, 2016