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Interviews

Sonic Boom: Trevor Cox and 'The Sound Book'

The acoustic engineering professor on how we hear, preserving our ears, and the pursuit of aural wonders.

 

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The Accidental Universe

The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp -- but that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying.

 

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Butterfly People

A new look at Lepidoptera fanatics spreads its wings wide.

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My Beloved Brontosaurus

Our fascination with dinosaurs is in no danger of extinction.

 

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Hallucinations

The world inside can seem realer than any other.

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Spillover

When animal infections make the jump to human hosts.

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Gravity's Engines

How black holes paint the universe, and other wonders of the cosmos.

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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

A guide to understanding what we do when we aren't awake.

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Experiment Eleven: Dark Secrets Behind the Discovery of a Wonder Drug

Backstabbing and lies in the lab, with a Nobel Prize on the line.

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

The story of the computer's creation.

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A Whole Lot of Nothing

Forget about the Big Bang. Why would there be anything to bang at all?

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The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess

An unexpected inheritance meets a family's religious fervor, with calamitous results.

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The Compass of Pleasure

 A neuroscientist looks at the power of feeling good.

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Field Notes on Science and Nature

A revealing and inspiring look at where and how scientific ideas take shape.

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A Planet of Viruses

The most abundant life form on earth holds surprising secrets about humanity.

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