5 January 2015

Best-Science-Book Lists: A Short List

Our annual A-list of lists featuring the year’s best science books.

Someday soon, genomics will uncover a list-making gene. Until that day comes and someone patents the listing impulse and tries to charge us, we offer here—free of charge—our second annual list of best-science-book lists. This year, it’s a short list. Read More »

12 November 2014

Strange Voyage

A distinguished science historian offers a personal compendium of what he finds most interesting about early modern science, with little attention to strict chronology.

Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science. David Knight. 334 pages. Yale University Press.

4 November 2014

Dodging the Shark

Marshaling stories and studies, an expert advises us to stop worrying—to free our minds and conquer problems by approaching them from opposing angles.

It’s Not About the Shark: How to Solve Unsolvable Problems. David Niven. 240 pages. St. Martin’s Press.

7 October 2014

Collision Course

An insider offers a ‘clear and engaging’ account of the Large Hadron Collider.

Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Stuff That Will Blow Your Mind. Don Lincoln. 240 pages. Johns Hopkins University Press.

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