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Know this : today's most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments  Cover Image Book Book

Know this : today's most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments


Summary: "The latest volume in the bestselling series from dubbed 'the world's smartest website' by The Guardian-- brings together 175 of the world's most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future. Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it's technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, 'become a big story, if not the big story.' In that spirit, this new addition to's fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news?"

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  • ISBN: 0062562061
  • ISBN: 9780062562067
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 573 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: A science of the consequences / Luca De Biase -- Creation of a "no ethnic majority" society / David Berreby -- Interconnectedness / Irene Pepperberg -- Early life adversity and collective outcomes / Linda Wilbrecht -- We're still behind / Mary Catherine Bateson -- Neural hacking, handprints, and the empathy deficit / Daniel Goleman -- Send in the drones / Diana Reiss -- That dress / Susan Blackmore -- Anthropic capitalism and the new gimmick economy / Eric R. Weinstein -- The origin of Europeans / Gregory Cochran -- The platinum rule : dense, heavy, but worth it / Hazel Rose Markus -- Adjusting to feathered dinosaurs / John McWhorter -- People are animals / Laura Betzig -- The longevity of news / Diana Deutsch -- Weather prediction has quietly gotten better / Samuel Arbesman -- The word : first as art, then as science / Brian Christian -- The convergence of images and technology / Victoria Wyatt -- The mindful meeting of minds / Christine Finn -- Carpe diem / Ernst Pöppel -- Linking the levels of human variation / Elizabeth Wrigley-Field -- Challenging the value of a university education / Steve Fuller -- The hermeneutic hypercycle / Maximilian Schich -- Rethinking authority with the blockchain crypto enlightenment / Melanie Swan -- Envoi : we may all die horribly / Robert Sapolsky.
Subject: Science Forecasting
Discoveries in science
Technological innovations
SCIENCE Life Sciences
Technological innovations
Science Forecasting
Discoveries in science Popular works
Genre: Popular works.

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