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.
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 a price 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.
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.
Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.
Parts of the brain that respond to music seem to withstand the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.
Evolutionary biologists are trying to attack bacteria in a new way.
"The Benevolence of Black Holes": The matter-eating beast at the center of the Milky Way may actually account for Earth's existence and habitability. "The Joyful Mind": A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression - and even to a new science of happiness. "New Life for Ancient DNA": Biotechnology has revealed how the woolly mammoth survived the cold and other mysteries of extinct creatures.
"The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time": The big bang - and all that came from it - may just be a holographic mirage from another dimension. "A New Kind of Inheritance": Changes caused by harmful chemicals, stress, and other influences can be passed down to - and may cause disease in - future generations. "Accidental Genius": A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. "The Science of Learning": Science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
In this issue: "The Hell You Say", by Kelefa Sanneh; "A Ghost in the Family", by Dana Goodyear; "Learning to Speak Lingerie", by Peter Hessler; and "Coming This Fall", by Mindy Kaling.
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.
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"The Fire This Time", by David Remnick; "New Threads", by Michael Schulman; "The Talking Cure", by Margaret Talbot; "The Outside Game; "The Bill", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Dirty Oil", by David Denby
The civil war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year, with no end in sight. On January 20, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to discuss the conflict in an exclusive interview.
In this issue: "Facebook Instant Articles Just Don't Add Up for Publishers" by Michael Wolff; "Probing the Dark Side of Google's Ad-Targeting System" by Tom Simonite; "Artificial Intelligence That Makes Your Smartphone Smarter" by Rachel Metz; "Self-Charging Phones Are on the Way, Finally" by Rachel Metz; "Smartphones (and Motorcycles) Fuel Hyperlocal E-Commerce in India" by George Anders; "Inside India's Phablet Revolution" by George Anders; "Is Now a Good Time to Meet Your New Virtual Assistant?" by Will Knight; "Inside Amazon's Warehouse, Human-Robot Symbiosis" by Will Knight; "How to Stop Virtual Reality from Making You Want to Puke" by Rachel Metz; "Automated Vehicles: One Eye on the Road, Another on You" by Will Knight; "Teach Your Fitness Band to Track Biceps Curls and More" by Rachel Metz; "The Great Cancer Test Experiment" by Antonio Reglado; "When a Fetus's Test Finds a Mother's Cancer" by Anna Nowogrodzki; and "Should Babies Have Their Genomes Sequenced?" by Anna Nowogrodzki.
"An Oral History of Apple Design: 1992 - 2013": The greatest business story of this generation is a design tale. "How High Can Fab Climb?": How the design-for-everyone site has gone from zero to a billion-dollar valuation in two years.
In this issue: "A Contrarian in Biotech" by Antonio Regalado. "Industry Body Calls for Gene-Editing Moratorium" by Antonio Regalado. "The Electric Mood-Control Acid Test" by Kevin Bullis. "Gadgets Are Getting Better at Fooling Your Sense of Touch" by Rachel Metz. "App Ads Are Booming Business for Facebook" by Robert D. Hof. "Smartphones Will Soon Learn to Recognize Faces and More" by Tom Simonite. "How People Will Use the Apple Watch" by John Pavlus. "A Smart Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple" by Rachel Metz. "Your iPhone Might Make You a Reality TV Star" by Winston Ross. "New Display Technology Lets LCDs Produce Princess Leia-Style Holograms" by Mike Orcutt. "A Film Studio for the Age of Virtual Reality" by Rachel Metz. "Five Loopholes That Could Undermine Net Neutrality" by George Anders.
In this issue: "Apple Has Plans for Your DNA" by Antonio Regalado. "Small Display Bedevils Some Apple Watch Apps" by Rachel Metz. "Microsoft Making Fast Progress with HoloLens" by Rachel Metz. "Startup Beams the Web's Most Important Content from Space, Free" by Tom Simonite. "Even Robots Now Have Their Own Virtual World" by Will Knight. "Some Tesla Owners Pimp Their Rides with Code" by Will Knight. "Dropbox Follows the Money into Crowded Market for Business Tools" by Tom Simonite. "Why Bitcoin Could Be Much More Than a Currency" by Mike Orcutt. "A New Competitor for Bitcoin Aims to Be Faster and Safer" by Tom Simonite. "Can You Improve Your E-Mails by Analyzing Recipients' Personalities?" by Rachel Metz. "A Potato Made with Gene Editing" by Antonio Regalado. "CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match" by Antonio Regalado.
Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal.
When Milton Wright III got his third cancer diagnosis, he cried until he laughed. He was 20 and had survived leukemia twice before, first when he was eight and again as a teen. Each time he'd suffered through years of punishing chemotherapy.
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
In this issue: "Keeping Secrets", by Steve Coll; "The Fearful and the Frustrated", by Evan Osnos; and "The Other France", by George Packer.
Why a faction of the Left has turned on the Vermont socialist.
Does Donald Trump believe in anything but himself? Do his supporters care?
The Vienna deal sets up a choice of bad and worse.
Offhand remarks, often reported without context, have shaped his image.
Campus Christians flourish amid adversity.
The former Texas governor fights to keep his presidential bid alive.
Robert Conquest exposed the horrors of the USSR.
Poll data suggest the candidate will struggle to remain the front-runner.
The September 7, 2015 issue of National Review.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
Mass grave with jumble of cracked skulls, fractured leg bones fuels debate over demise of early farmers.
Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would make droughts less costly.
Other than the tiny population of panthers in Florida, cougars haven't lived in the eastern United States for at least 70 years. There are occasional visitors from the west or south, but the eastern cougar (Felis concolor couguar) is probably extinct. For that reason, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing it from the endangered species list earlier this summer.
Researchers have discovered a "genetic switch" that determines whether people will burn extra calories or save them as fat.
How nectar rises through specialized grooves has inspired debate.
Brain cells called glia may be center stage when it comes to how humans learn and remember.
Excavations at Tanzania's famed Olduvai Gorge have uncovered the oldest known fossil hand bone resembling those of people today.