10 Books About Memory | Science

WWhen I tell people I’m going to write a book about memory, I see “good luck” written on several faces. Memory is a huge topic. Any smart system needs some way to track its location in time, which means remembering where it was. It is therefore not surprising that the study of memory has expanded … Read more

In “Why Trust Science?” Naomi Oreskes explains why the proof process is trustworthy – Harvard Gazette

Naomi Oreskes, who just returned from sabbatical, published Why Trust Science? Although the geologist-turned-history of science professor’s field of study is climate, she’s critical of everything from sunscreen to birth control. Oreskes, who has co-authored or edited 7 books and is about to publish a book on Cold War Oceanography, spoke on Gazette about the … Read more

An Expert Guide to the Greatest But Neglected Works of Science Fiction

Any reader who loves science fiction will want to visit New York sometime before March 10th. Starting Thursday, the Glorier Club, America’s oldest bibliographic society, will host a stunning exhibit featuring notable books from the history of fantasy literature. Titled “A Conversation Bigger Than the Universe,” it draws on the extraordinary library of Henry Wessels, … Read more

9 great books on the science of love

Scientists have been thinking about love. They’ve done chemistry, psychology and statistics. They used algorithms and microscopes. They masturbated on the MRI machine. They have a lot to say. For Valentine’s Day this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best books on the science of love and sex. “Science” is not a single voice. … Read more

The best sci-fi love books

The problem with genre fiction is unfortunate stereotypes and assumptions about what subsets appeal to what audiences. Call it “science fiction,” and it will inevitably be marketed to men. Call it “Romantic,” and the pink cover comes out. It’s not fair to either genre, and when a story is a complete mix of both genres, … Read more