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  • "13 Things Made Into Complete Sense!"

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    I highly recommend Michael Brooke's book about the patently absurd within our midst. The things in life that really don't make sense in science yet still elude clear explanation.
    This books strength is making often complex postulation into complete sense to me as a reader. Brooks makes his statements in an entertaining & above all accessible fashion.
    The biggest compliment that I can give is that Brooks writes in a fashion akin to a hero of mine Carl Sagan. Whilst using his own style he challenges the scientific status quo with great aplomb & I dare say with a little glee too! From telling us one moment that the medical industry are pulling the wool over our eyes to telling us that were short changed on human reproduction! As professional & as solid as his claims are you cannot help to read between the lines to see the enthusiasm in his arguments. Which besides being deeply thought provoking is thoroughly entertaining.
    Matt Addis's narration is enjoyable & an appropriate choice for this audiobook. It is a weighty tomb coming in at a running time of over 8hrs but highly recommended & it will forever challenge your concept of the universe.

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    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

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    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    Science starts to get interesting when things don''t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don''t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow''s breakthroughs.

    Lillian says: "Really interesting listen!"
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  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    "wolfson on einstein"

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    Would you try another book written by The Great Courses or narrated by Professor Richard Wolfson?

    written by yes

    narrated by no


    What other book might you compare Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition to, and why?

    kaku parallel worlds Deutsch beginning of infinity
    same area


    What didn’t you like about Professor Richard Wolfson’s performance?

    talks far too fast
    when excited his voice is too high pitched


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    good content
    very disappointed with richard wolfsons presentation


    Any additional comments?

    a pity to spoil very good very clear content with poor speech/too fast/garbled at times. It becomes a strain to listen.

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  • "A great listen.. if undistracted"

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    A very interesting overview of these topics, with a good proportion of unknown unknowns.

    Takes the listener through the evolution of current thinking to the brink of the current uncertainty. As it is exploring the edges of our current scientific understanding, it provides more of a sketch than an engineering blueprint of the issues; but no criticism there -- if you do want a fully rigorous exposition, the Journal articles are out there somewhere.

    Not light listening, so best done while undistracted. Only reservation is one that applied to this medium as a means of delivering technical material, rather than this particular book -- it's harder to rehear than reread when you haven't fully taken something in.

    Great narration: good rhythm and conveys a sense of authority over the material.

    All in all, walking the dog has rarely been so interesting.

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    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

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    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    Science starts to get interesting when things don''t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don''t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow''s breakthroughs.

    Lillian says: "Really interesting listen!"

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    Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos (






UNABRIDGED) by Michio Kaku Narrated by Marc Vietor

    Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

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    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, best-selling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.

    Christopher Wilton says: "Brilliant"
  • 4.6 (69 ratings)
    A Short History of Nearly Everything (






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    Matt says: "I love it"
  • 4.3 (40 ratings)
    Chaos: Making a New Science (






UNABRIDGED) by James Gleick Narrated by Rob Shapiro

    Chaos: Making a New Science

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    • By James Gleick
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
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    James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics, it is being hailed as the 20th century's third revolution.

    jeremy says: "Riveting, but requires full attention"
  • 4.7 (29 ratings)
    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Richard Wolfson

    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Richard Wolfson
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    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. After that, you'll follow along as Professor Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's profound theory of special relativity and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests. With that insight in mind, you'll move on to consider Einstein's theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time.From there, you'll embark on a dazzling exploration of how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved-or at least clarified-by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so profound and so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language.By bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture, you'll chart the development of fascinating hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, as well as the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world. But the goal throughout these lectures remains the same: to present the key ideas of modern physics in a way that makes them clear to the interested layperson.

    C. Mccartney says: "Pitched at just the right level, very engaging."
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  • 4.3 (13 ratings)
    Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age (






UNABRIDGED) by Amir D. Aczel Narrated by Eric Conger

    Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age

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    • By Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    Called "one of our best science popularizers" by Publishers Weekly, Amir Aczel now tackles the cause of one of last century's most destructive events -- the scientific discovery of nuclear power. Drawing on his rich storytelling skills, Aczel presents the fascinating and suspenseful story of the scientists who first uncovered the potential of uranium.

  • 4.3 (11 ratings)
    Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider (






UNABRIDGED) by Amir D. Aczel Narrated by Byron Wagner

    Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated By Byron Wagner
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    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago within the first trillionth of a second after the fiery birth of our universe.

    Catherine says: "Excellent book, ruined by the narrator"
  • 3.9 (432 ratings)
    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Brooks Narrated by Matt Addis

    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
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    (432)
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    Science starts to get interesting when things don''t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don''t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow''s breakthroughs.

    Lillian says: "Really interesting listen!"
  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Richard Wolfson

    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Richard Wolfson
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (25)

    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. After that, you'll follow along as Professor Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's profound theory of special relativity and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests. With that insight in mind, you'll move on to consider Einstein's theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time.From there, you'll embark on a dazzling exploration of how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved-or at least clarified-by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so profound and so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language.By bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture, you'll chart the development of fascinating hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, as well as the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world. But the goal throughout these lectures remains the same: to present the key ideas of modern physics in a way that makes them clear to the interested layperson.

    C. Mccartney says: "Pitched at just the right level, very engaging."
  • Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care (






UNABRIDGED) by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw Narrated by Jeff Forshaw

    Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care

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    • By Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
    • Narrated By Jeff Forshaw
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    In one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of The Theory of Relativity in recent years, Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation, exploring the principles of physics through everyday life.

    Ian says: "Relatively easy relativity."
  • Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Tegmark Narrated by Rob Shapiro

    Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

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    • By Max Tegmark
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
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    Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist.

    Kompani says: "Test Your Little Grey Cells"
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 2, Advanced Quantum Mechanics (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 2, Advanced Quantum Mechanics

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
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    For more than 30 years, Richard P. Feynman's three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein's general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.

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  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Randall Munroe
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd, What If? gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions. How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living?

  • The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter (






UNABRIDGED) by Katherine Freese Narrated by Tamara Marston

    The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Katherine Freese
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
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    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe - from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars - constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science - what is the universe made of? - told by one of today's foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter.

  • Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Halpern Narrated by Peter Johnson

    Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Paul Halpern
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe. The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important?

    mike says: "Collider"
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 14, Feynman on Electricity and Magnetism, Part 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 14, Feynman on Electricity and Magnetism, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
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    For more than 30 years, Richard P. Feynman's three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein's general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.

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  • The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era (






UNABRIDGED) by Craig Nelson Narrated by George Newbern

    The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Craig Nelson
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    From the New York Times best-selling author of Rocket Men and the award-winning biographer of Thomas Paine comes the first complete history of the Atomic Age, a brilliant, magisterial account of the men and women who uncovered the secrets of the nucleus, brought its power to America, and ignited the 20th century.

  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 13, Feynman on Fields (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 13, Feynman on Fields

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard P. Feynman
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    For more than 30 years, Richard P. Feynman's three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein's general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.

  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
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    Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

  • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Sean Carroll

    Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

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    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Sean Carroll
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    Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe-from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist.

    Jim Vaughan says: "Everything you ever wanted to know about time..."
  • The Modern Scholar: Physics for Poets  by Richard T. Kouzes Narrated by Richard T. Kouzes

    The Modern Scholar: Physics for Poets

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Richard T. Kouzes
    • Narrated By Richard T. Kouzes
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    Exploring many of the most significant concepts in physics, Professor Kouzes explains each in a very straightforward and approachable manner. He begins by examining the history of physics - the "knowledge of nature" - as a science which encompasses the study of matter and all of the phenomena that are observed in our universe. He also explores the origins of physics, tracing it back to the ancient world.

  • Magnetism: A Strange, Invisible, Strong Force That's Calling All the Shots (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Hall, PhD Narrated by Kirk Hanley

    Magnetism: A Strange, Invisible, Strong Force That's Calling All the Shots

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Alan Hall, PhD
    • Narrated By Kirk Hanley
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    We all know about magnetism right? But hold the phone! Where does this force come from in the first place? Did magnetism play a role in the creation of the universe? Why is this force important in everything from atomic structure to the way solar flares form?

  • 36 Big Ideas  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Bart D. Ehrman, Professor Daniel W. Drezner, Professor David Sadava, Professor Dorsey Armstrong

    36 Big Ideas

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    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman, Professor Daniel W. Drezner, Professor David Sadava, and others
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    The Great Courses has produced thousands of lectures that have introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest and most fascinating ideas that humans have ever thought. Now, enjoy 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get an interesting learning experience across a wide range of disciplines.

  • The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter (






UNABRIDGED) by Katherine Freese Narrated by Tamara Marston

    The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

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    • By Katherine Freese
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
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    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe - from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars - constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one of the most compelling enigmas of modern science - what is the universe made of? - told by one of today's foremost pioneers in the study of dark matter.

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  • Now I Know Science (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Lewis Narrated by Nicholas Techosky

    Now I Know Science

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    • By Dan Lewis
    • Narrated By Nicholas Techosky
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    Did you know that San Diego's Frozen Zoo is home to preserved DNA samples from over 8,000 endangered or threatened species, or that the tell-tale smell of freshly mowed grass is actually the plant's version of a distress call? And what about Henrietta Lacks, the "immortal woman" whose cancer cells have been divided and multiplied for research purposes for over 60 years? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Science.

  • The Pioneer Detectives: Did a Distant Spacecraft Prove Einstein and Newton Wrong? (






UNABRIDGED) by Konstantin Kakaes Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Pioneer Detectives: Did a Distant Spacecraft Prove Einstein and Newton Wrong?

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    • By Konstantin Kakaes
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Explore one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our time, the Pioneer Anomaly: In the 1980s, NASA scientists detected an unknown force acting on the spacecraft Pioneer 10, the first man-made object to journey through the asteroid belt and study Jupiter, eventually leaving the solar system. No one seemed able to agree on a cause. (Dark matter? Tensor-vector-scalar gravity? Collisions with gravitons?) What did seem clear to those who became obsessed with it was that the Pioneer Anomaly had the potential to upend Einstein and Newton.

  • The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era (






UNABRIDGED) by Craig Nelson Narrated by George Newbern

    The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era

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    • By Craig Nelson
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    From the New York Times best-selling author of Rocket Men and the award-winning biographer of Thomas Paine comes the first complete history of the Atomic Age, a brilliant, magisterial account of the men and women who uncovered the secrets of the nucleus, brought its power to America, and ignited the 20th century.