Thu, 25 October 2018
Featured Book:Lost in Math, by Sabine Hossenfelder
Physics made enormous progress in the 20th century – but Sabine Hossenfelder says we’ve reached a dead-end in the 21st, because today’s physicists take their equations too seriously.
And on the nightstand: Through Two Doors at Once, by Anil Ananthaswamy; and The Order of Time, by Carlo Rovelli.
Direct download: BookLab_018.mp3
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Mon, 28 May 2018
Featured Book:The Strange Order of Things, by Antonio Damasio
How did emotions and feelings – and conscious awareness in general – come into existence? Neuroscientist and philosopher Antonio Damasio weighs in.
And on the nightstand: Internal Time, by Till Roenneberg; and The Last Man Who Knew Everything, by David Schwartz.
Direct download: BookLab_017.mp3
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Sun, 1 April 2018
BookLab 016: A special episode – Why Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time still matters, 30 years later
Stephen Hawking’s first book aimed at a popular audience, A Brief History of Time, became a surprise bestseller and turned the world of popular science writing upside down. We look back at this remarkable book, 30 years after its publication.
Direct download: BookLab_016.mp3
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Thu, 8 February 2018
Featured Book: Life 3.0, by Max Tegmark
Artificial intelligence is set to change the world. Will humanity have what it takes to survive, in the age of intelligent machines?
And on the nightstand: Prehension, by Colin McGinn; and The Social Conquest of Earth by E.O. Wilson.
Direct download: BookLab_015.mp3
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