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Astronomical

by Rebecca Foster

When seeking to understand how the universe works, “we have to let go of instincts, intuitions and simple explanations,” science teacher Tim James writes. In "Astronomical", he revels in the oddness of planetary behavior and quantum... Read More

Book Review

Pump

by Rebecca Foster

Bill Schutt’s "Pump" is an entertaining survey of the evolution of the circulatory system. From grasshoppers to whales, it explains how hearts and other analogous structures work. Zeroing in on the human heart, the book contrasts the... Read More

Book Review

Tropical Arctic

by Rachel Jagareski

Paleobotanists and geologists faced injury, stiff winds, polar bears, and arduous daily climbs in the summer of 2002 as they collected thousands of fossilized plants from the ancient supercontinent of Pangea’s tropics, now part of... Read More

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Colliding Worlds

by Rebecca Foster

“Planets are born from the chaos of countless collisions,” Simone Marchi writes in "Colliding Worlds", which cites everything from lunar craters to gold seams as evidence of interplanetary impacts. Space rocks have not existed from... Read More

Book Review

Combinators

by John M. Murray

"Combinators" is a personalized examination of a programming language concept, seen within its historical context. In Stephen Wolfram’s "Combinators", the significance of abstract programming language concepts are viewed through a... Read More

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Science and Beyond

by Kristine Morris

"Science and Beyond" combines science and philosophy to argue that a new understanding of the limitations of science is needed to avoid global catastrophe. Focusing on rampant misconceptions about science, researcher and teacher Rolf... Read More

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