Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.
All six volumes of The Essential Letters from America, brought together for the first time in this definitive chronological collection of Alistair Cooke's finest broadcasts. Alistair Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents and a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over 50 years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running show in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
"Excellent analysis and well narrated."
Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
"A Great 'Read'"
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
"Uplifting and motivating"
The New Yorker: A Fiction Trio features short stories by three masters of the form: "Path Light" by Tom Drury: A carelessly tossed bottle nearly misses a man and his dog and begins a quest to find out who threw it; "Coping Stones" by Ann Beattie: A neighbor's secrets unsettle a small Maine town; "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro: A family emigrates from Scotland to Canada in 1818 with visions of their lives in the new world.
Conventional wisdom in the West blames the Ukraine crisis on Russian aggression. But this account is wrong: Washington and its European allies actually share most of the responsibility, having spent decades pushing east into Russia's natural sphere of interest.
The aim of this audiobook is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with prices attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...From the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the best and the worst, the most amusing and amazing words are here.
Peter Jukes, an award-winning TV crime writer, starts at the beginning: October 2013 and the Old Bailey is gearing up for an eight-month courtroom clash. It's a showdown that will pit tabloid newspaper executives in Rupert Murdoch's News International against the British state. The journalists are accused of phone hacking, corrupting public officials, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. After years of cover up involving News International, the Metropolitan Police, and the government, the judge tells the jury, "British justice is on trial."
"How Silence Can Breed Prejudice: A Child Development Professor Explains How and Why to Talk to Kids about Race" is from the July 06, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Brigitte Vittrup and narrated by Jill Melancon.
Reprogrammed cells lengthen life of prematurely aging mice.
In this issue: "Trump's Intervention" by Steve Coll; "Full-Court Press" by Jeffrey Toobin; "The Prophet of Dystopia" by Rebecca Mead; "Authority Always Wins" by Emily Nussbaum; "Second Impressions" by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Men on Missions" by Anthony Lane.
The January/February 2017 Issue of Foreign Affairs.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
Covering one of the most tumultuous decades in memory, from the wild and chaotic Clinton years through the sobering challenges of the ongoing War on Terror, Cavuto's words offer a window into our America at its best and its worst.
In this issue: "How Chobani's Hamdi Ulukaya Is Winning America's Culture War": From Kurdish shepherd to billionaire CEO: Hamdi Ulukaya turned milk into gold and created a model for 21st-century leadership. "How Instagram Changed - Before It Had To": When the photo phenom found the courage to mess with success, growth went bang and innovation took off. Can it also burst Snapchat's bubble. "How Charity: Water Uses Data to Connect Donors and the People They're Helping": The clean-water organization is pioneering new forms of accountability for their projects.
"Beyoncé Is a Powerful Voice for Black Lives Matter. Some People Hate Her for It" is from the July 10, 2016 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrea Peterson and narrated by Sam Scholl.
The long-submerged struggle over abortion has abruptly resurfaced in Poland after more than a generation, as the failure of a right-wing initiative to impose an outright ban has revitalized the country's feminist movement.
The past few weeks have seen a wave of Muslims from all around the world joining the ranks of ISIS. Although most of the attention has been on those coming from the United States and Europe, the bulk of foreign fighters has actually come from places like Turkey, from which the flow of jihadists is particularly puzzling.