New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

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Alex Vilenkin, “Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes” (Hill and Wang, 2006)


[This interview is re-posted with permission from Jenny Attiyeh’s ThoughtCast] Want to know how the world is going to end? Just ask Russian cosmologist Alex Vilenkin. If it’s our own universe you’re talking about, well, it’s called…


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 2011-04-01  29m
 
 

Ian Sample, "Massive: The Missing Particle that Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science" (Basic Books, 2010)


You’ve probably read about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It’s the largest (17 miles around!), most expensive (9 billion dollars!) scientific instrument in history. What’s it do? It accelerates beams of tiny particles (protons) to nearly the speed of...


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 2011-01-14  1h3m
 
 

Ann Fabian, "The Skull Collectors: Race, Science and America’s Unburied Dead" (University of Chicago, 2010)


What should we study? The eighteenth-century luminary and poet Alexander Pope had this to say on the subject: "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man " (An Essay on Man,…


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 2010-12-17  59m
 
 

James Fleming, "Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control" (Columbia UP, 2010)


In the summer of 2008 the Chinese were worried about rain. They were set to host the Summer Olympics that year, and they wanted clear skies. Surely clear skies, they must have thought, would show the world that China had…


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 2010-10-20  1h0m
 
 

Abigail Foerstner, "James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles" (University of Iowa Press, 2007)


This week we feature an interview with Abigail Foerstner about her new book, James Van Allen: The First Eight Billion Miles (University of Iowa Press, 2007). Dr. Foerstner teaches news writing and science writing at Northwestern University’s Medill Sch...


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 2008-02-27  57m