Sat, 17 September 2016
Featured Book: The Gene, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
The gene shapes who we are. While the science of genetics is still fairly young, it’s advancing at a breakneck speed. What will we do with this new knowledge?
And on the nightstand: Surfing Uncertainty, by Andy Clark; and Black Hole Blues, by Janna Levin.
Direct download: BookLab_013.mp3
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Wed, 22 June 2016
Featured Book: Spooky Action at a Distance, by George Musser.
Quantum entanglement is one of the strangest ideas in modern physics – and could end up changing the way we think about space and time.
And on the nightstand: Why Information Grows, by César Hidalgo; and Inventology, by Pagan Kennedy.
Direct download: BookLab_012.mp3
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Thu, 14 April 2016
Featured Book: Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, by Lisa Randall.
A physicist puts forward a bold idea about how the dinosaurs met their demise – and the role that an exotic kind of matter may have played.
And on the nightstand: The Brain, by David Eagleman; and Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli.
Direct download: BookLab_011.mp3
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Sun, 31 January 2016
Featured Books: Ada’s Algorithm, by James Essinger; and It Began with Babbage, by Subrata Dasgupta.
Two new books look at the history of the computer – the invention that would usher in the modern age.
Direct download: Episode_10_mixdown.mp3
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