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Gareth

Gareth Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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  • "Annoying"

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    I felt a bit tricked by this book. The last chapter is about homeopathy, and essentially comes to the conclusion that there's "something in it" (pun not intended). Falling with my area of expertise, I can clearly see that in this chapter that the author puts far too much emphasis on extremely dubious, speculative and sometimes completely discredited pseudo-science. This is especially annoying given the homeopathy chapter comes after the chapter on the placebo effect!

    All this leaves me wondering of the author has been so cavalier and credulous with the facts throughout the earlier chapters, the subjects of which which I am much less familiar with. Have I just listened to an interesting scientific take on current lack of understanding about dark matter and our current understanding of physics, or just a load of clap trap about things that aren't actually science?

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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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A Peek at RJM's Bookshelf

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RJM's greatest hits:
  • Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

    "essential Listening"

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    Feynman was blessed with insight and enthusiasm and these lectures are part of a genuinely legendary series given in the early 1960s. The sound quality is poor in lecture one, and you obviously don't get the benefit of the pictures on the blackboard, but once you are past that you get to listen in on an undisputed genius performing before an audience in his natural environment. To anybody excited by the edges of knowledge it is like being offered a recording of Mozart practicing his scales and then jamming with a few mates. What is that worth?

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

    "Sensational, but not in good way"

    Overall

    There are lots of things we don't know and I'd hoped that this book would walk up to a few of them and have a look around. Unfortunately it doesn't. What it does do is take some data anomalies and views that are out in the tail of the distribution of ideas and puts them centre stage. The author then invites you to think that they are that God awful thing a paradigm shift and that therefore the book is interesting and challenging. In short: They aren't, it isn't.

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Davide Hanworth, United Kingdom 26/10/2009 Member Since 2009
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  • "Good book"

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    It is quite good however not as good as John Gribbin's "In Search of Schr?dinger's Cat", which I would like to see here on Audible.

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    Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By David Lindley
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
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    Werner Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle" challenged centuries of scientific understanding, placed him in direct opposition to Albert Einstein, and put Niels Bohr in the middle of one of the most heated debates in scientific history. Heisenberg's theorem stated that there were physical limits to what we could know about sub-atomic particles; this "uncertainty" would have shocking implications.

    Davide says: "Good book"

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






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

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    • 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 (39 ratings)
    Chaos: Making a New Science (






UNABRIDGED) by James Gleick Narrated by Rob Shapiro

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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"
  • 4.6 (33 ratings)
    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman Narrated by Dan Cashman

    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

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    • By Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
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    "This marvelous collection of talks, interviews, and essays offers a memorable sample of the wit, brilliance, and irreverence of the most celebrated physicist of our time," says Alan Guth, author of The Inflationary Universe. "The more one reads of Feynman, the more one falls in love with his refreshingly enthusiastic view of the world."

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  • 4.7 (27 ratings)
    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Richard Wolfson

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    • By The Great Courses
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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."
  • 4.3 (13 ratings)
    Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age (






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  • 4.3 (11 ratings)
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UNABRIDGED) by Amir D. Aczel Narrated by Byron Wagner

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

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    • 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 (426 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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    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!"
  • 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."
  • 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
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    "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."
  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michio Kaku
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    (89)
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    (26)
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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"
  • Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Steven Pollock

    Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Pollock
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    Would you like to know how the universe works? Scientists have been asking that question for a long time and have found that many of the answers can be found in the study of particle physics, the field that focuses on those impossibly tiny particles with unbelievably strange names - the hadrons and leptons, baryons and mesons, muons and gluons - so mystifying to the rest of us.

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  • 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
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

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

    Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • 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..."
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything (






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • 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"
  • 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?

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  • Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Smolin Narrated by Sean Pratt

    Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lee Smolin
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It's time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics.

    What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical new approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities.

    Nicholas says: "Exciting and surprisingly clear"
  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • 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"
  • Astrophysics and the Middle Way  by Vic Mansfield Narrated by Michael Toms

    Astrophysics and the Middle Way

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Vic Mansfield
    • Narrated By Michael Toms
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    The parallels between science and mysticism are explored as the author speaks of how he as a physicist has been influenced by exposure to eastern philosophical systems, especially Buddhism. He talks about his association with the philosopher-mystic Paul Brunton and one of Brunton's principal adherents, Anthony Damiani. In the process, Mansfield provides numerous insights about the connection between the world of science and the realm of spirit.

  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 1, Quantum Mechanics (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Feynman

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 1, Quantum Mechanics

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 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.

    Douglas says: "The Unequivocal"
  • 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

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Bart D. Ehrman, Professor Daniel W. Drezner, Professor David Sadava, and others
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    How does electromagnetic radiation traveling at 186,000 miles per second tell us everything we need to know about the distant stars? Why do we prefer random rejection over always getting what we want? How does science explain our subjective experience - if it even can? These are just a few of the many scintillating questions whose answers you'll get in this lecture series.

  • 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.

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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?

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • 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

    • 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.