Tue, 5 November 2019
Featured book: The Goodness Paradox, by Richard Wrangham.
Our species, Homo sapiens, is less violent than any of our primate cousins -- but how did we get that way? A Harvard anthropologist suggests an answer.
And on the nightstand: The Overstory, by Richard Powers; and The Trouble with Gravity, by Richard Panek.
Direct download: BookLab_021.mp3
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Mon, 15 April 2019
Featured Books:What is Real? by Adam Becker; and Beyond Weird by Philip Ball.
Quantum physics has been with us for more than 100 years – but what is it actually telling us about the world?
Direct download: BookLab_020.mp3
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Tue, 1 January 2019
Featured Book: Adventures in Memory, by Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby
Few things are as fundamental to the human experience as memory. But what exactly is memory? How do memories actually work, in our brains? And why did we evolve to have memories?
And on the nightstand: Outside Color, by Mazviita Chirimuuta; and The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf
Direct download: BookLab_019.mp3
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