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  • This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information

    This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Andy Greenberg
    Duration: 12:50:00

    Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg presents the first full account of the cypherpunks who aim to free the world's institutional secrets. ... [ more ]

  • Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

    Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Lee Smolin
    Duration: 11:00:00

    From Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, comes a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos. What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals ... [ more ]

  • Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension

    Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension

    Genre: Science & Technology,Math & Technology
    Author: Samuel Arbesman
    Duration: 04:36:25

    Why did the New York Stock Exchange suspend trading without warning on July 8, 2015? Why did certain Toyota vehicles accelerate uncontrollably against the will of their drivers? Why does the programming inside our airplanes occasionally surprise its creators? After a thorough analysis by the top ... [ more ]

  • Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

    Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Dan Hurley
    Duration: 08:14:00

    Expanding upon one of the most-read New York Times Magazine features of 2012, Smarter penetrates the hot new field of intelligence research to reveal what researchers call a revolution in human intellectual abilities. Shattering decades of dogma, scientists began publishing studies in 2008 showing t ... [ more ]

  • Geology:  The Story of Earth

    Geology: The Story of Earth

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Kate Zeigler
    Duration: 04:51:00

    Geology is often thought of as simply the study of rocks. In reality, geology is the study of our planet on all scales, from microscopic to planet-wide, and ranging in time from almost instantaneous events, like earthquakes, to the glacially slow motion of the tectonic plates. Everything we know abo ... [ more ]

  • Selfishness of Others:An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

    Selfishness of Others:An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Kristin Dombek
    Duration: 04:02:03

    They're among us, but they are not like us. They manipulate, lie, cheat, and steal. They are irresistibly charming and accomplished, appearing to live in a radiance beyond what we are capable of. But narcissists are empty. No one knows exactly what everyone else is full of-some kind of a soul, or pe ... [ more ]

  • Kingdom of Speech

    Kingdom of Speech

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Tom Wolfe
    Duration: 04:39:18

    The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm- ... [ more ]

  • To You We Shall Return: Lessons about Our Planet from the Lakota

    To You We Shall Return: Lessons about Our Planet from the Lakota

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Joseph M. Marshall, III
    Duration: 04:55:00

    Part memoir, part cultural manifesto, To You We Shall Return offers a comparison between Euro-American attitudes, policies, and history regarding the natural environment to that of ancient native North American beliefs and practices in relating to and living with that same environment. Speaking from ... [ more ]

  • Numerati

    Numerati

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Stephen Baker
    Duration: 07:56:00

    Every day, we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: We click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic toll booths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Now, in one of the greatest undertakings of the 21st century, a savvy group of mathemat ... [ more ]

  • Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation

    Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation

    Genre: Science & Technology,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Jay Harman
    Duration: 11:53:00

    Why does the bumblebee have better aerodynamics than a 747? What structural design is shared by a tornado and a blood vessel? Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have built things by a process known as “heat, beat, and treat.” They use enormous amounts of energy to heat raw material, ... [ more ]

  • Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

    Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

    Genre: NonFiction,Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: George Gilder
    Duration: 11:14:00

    The computer age is over. After a global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm'the world enabled and defined by new communications technology. To seek the key to great wealth and to understand the bewildering ways that high tech is restructuring our lives, look not ... [ more ]

  • Retrain Your Anxious Brain

    Retrain Your Anxious Brain

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Daylle Deanna Schwartz, John Tsilimparis
    Duration: 06:47:00

    Trouble sleeping, panic attacks, knots in your stomach, excessive worry, doubts, phobias—anxiety comes in many shapes and sizes, and affects millions of people. But you don’t have to suffer anymore. In Retrain Your Anxious Brain, renowned therapist and anxiety expert John Tsilimparis, MFT, shares th ... [ more ]

  • Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

    Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Mitchell Duneier
    Duration: 10:10:09

    Mitchell Duneier is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and the author of the award-winning urban ethnographies Slim's Table and Sidewalk. ... [ more ]

  • Why Time Flies :A Mostly Scientific Investigation

    Why Time Flies :A Mostly Scientific Investigation

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Alan Burdick
    Duration: 09:26:55

    Erudite and informative, a joy with many small treasures. -Science Time is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to ... [ more ]

  • Meditations

    Meditations

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Marcus Aurelius
    Duration: 06:55:07

    MEDITATIONS is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote his Meditations as a means of guidance and self-improvement almost 2000 years ago. Aurelius n ... [ more ]

  • Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

    Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Natalie Angier
    Duration: 13:23:00

    Buckle up for a joy ride through physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy with this ebullient guide to science by a Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author. ... [ more ]

  • Theories of the Universe

    Theories of the Universe

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Stephen Hawking, Various Authors
    Duration: 02:51:00

    Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical frontiers by speculating on the big questions of modern cosmology. Includes: “Conceptual Revolution” by Paul Thagard “Cosmic Understanding” by Milton K. Munitz “Gravitation and Inertia” by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Archibald Whee ... [ more ]

  • Brain: The Story of You

    Brain: The Story of You

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology,Social Science
    Author: David Eagleman
    Duration: 05:37:09

    This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questio ... [ more ]

  • Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Genre: History,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment,Social Science
    Author: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt
    Duration: 16:05:00

    The report has been difficult to write because it involves something that doesn't officially exist. It is well known that ever since the first flying saucer was reported in June 1947 the Air Force has officially said that there is no proof that such a thing as an interplanetary spaceship exists. But ... [ more ]

  • Romance of Modern Chemistry

    Romance of Modern Chemistry

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: James C. Philip
    Duration: 08:43:18

    A fascinating look back at the state of the art of chemistry 100 years ago, this book by James C. Philip, PhD, an assistant professor of chemistry at The Imperial College of Science and Technology, Kensington, provides a description in non-technical language of the diverse and wonderful way which ch ... [ more ]