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The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Our Machines

by Clifford Nass & Corina Yen

Counterintuitive insights about building successful relationships- based on research into human-computer interaction.

Books like Predictably Irrational and Sway have revolutionized how we view human behavior....


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

by David Epstein

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports.

The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams...


The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction

by PhD, Larry Young & Brian Alexander

How much control do we have over love? Much less than we like to think. All that mystery, all that poetry, all those complex behaviors sur­rounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions...


Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation

by Gabriele Oettingen

“The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it’s making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish:...


Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

by Andreas Wagner

“Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature’s many innovations—some uncannily perfect—call for natural principles that accelerate life’s ability to innovate.”

Darwin’s...


The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection

by Michael Harris

Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? Those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of online life have a rare opportunity....


Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead

by David Casarett

As a young medical student, Dr. David Casarett was inspired by the story of a two-year-old girl named Michelle Funk. Michelle fell into a creek and was underwater for over an hour. When she was found she wasn’t...


Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space

by Richard Branson

One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight.

Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed...


Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages

by Marcus Wohlsen

Bill Gates recently told Wired that if he were a teenager today, he would be hacking biology. "If you want to change the world in some big way," he says, "that's where you should start-biological molecules."...


The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

by Patrick Tucker

“A thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy.” —Daniel Pink, author of Drive

Thanks to recent advances in technology, prediction models...


A Million First Dates: Solving the Puzzle of Online Dating

by Dan Slater

** Previously published in hardcover as Love in the Time of Algorithms **

Once considered the realm of the lonely and desperate, sites like eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish have been embraced by...


Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

by Katherine Harmon Courage

“A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject.” — Kirkus Reviews

Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Yet for all of our ancient fascination and modern research,...


The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain

by James Fallon

“Compelling, essential reading for understanding the underpinnings of psychopathy.” — M. E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath

For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances...


Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

by Lee Billings

“A definitive guide to astronomy’s hottest field.” —The Economist

Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over...


The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution

by David Stipp

In The Youth Pill, journalist David Stipp explores the scientific battle against aging and the pioneers of the movement to extend lifespan for everyone. He takes readers behind the scenes and introduces us to...


What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness

by Elizabeth Svoboda

An entertaining investigation into the biology and psychology of why we sacrifice for other people

 

Researchers are now applying the lens of science to study heroism for the first time. How do biology, upbringing,...


Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself

by Adam Rutherford

What is life?

 

Humans have been asking this question for thou­sands of years. But as technology has advanced and our understanding of biology has deepened, the answer has evolved. For decades, scientists have...


Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff

People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network...


Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

by Dan Slater

“If online dating can blunt the emotional pain of separation, if adults can afford to be increasingly demanding about what they want from a relationship, the effect of online dating seems positive. But what...


Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations

by Chris Berdik

“Our brains can’t help but look forward. We spend very little of our mental lives completely in the here and now. Indeed, the power of expectations is so pervasive that we may notice only when somebody pulls...