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judith

judith canary wharf, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "Bad start and end - good middle"

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    As I started listening I thought the book was a disaster because it seemed to be a rehash of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. But then it offered rather more compelling evidence that Gladwell - such as the huge proportion of top British table tennis players coming out of Reading (one small town) and interesting take on the placebo effect (including religion) in sport. The end was a disappointing treatment of genetic influences in sporting prowess (Syed is keen to deny their existence completely), but he seemed to have forgotten that in just the previous chapter he was tentatively arguing for allowing athletes (and other humans) to experiment with genetic enhancements, such as resistance to cold viruses and raising intelligence. He does not offer any convincing explanation as to why certain groups of east africans dominate endurance races, and Jamaican do the same for sprints. It is facile to say that statements such as 'generally blacks are superior at sport' are false. Of course they are. But there is something to explain when only one white man (Lemaitre) has run 100m in under 10 secs. Syed's answer is 'stereotyping'. Hmm. Still, well worth reading.

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    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Matthew Syed
    • Narrated By James Clamp
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    Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

    judith says: "Bad start and end - good middle"
  • "Brilliant"

    Overall

    Explains so many everyday 'true' observations, and ties them into a logical structure through the concept of 'essentialism'. So many ideas about why we value certain things, how we spend our time, what motivates and incentivises humans, that this book will become part of the permanent furniture of my mind long after I've forgotten the name Paul Bloom.

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    How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Paul Bloom
    • Narrated By Jeremy Johnson
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    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents and go to movies that make them cry.

    judith says: "Brilliant"
  • "Great content, rather polemical style"

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    This book isn't really about science, but about its misrepresentation. It is particularly topical as the NHS is currently mopping up the damage caused by the MMR scandal and scam of 2002-2005. Was it all done just to sell newspapers? Basically, yes, even though children may (this year) die as a direct result.

    I got a bit tired of Ben Goldacre's polemical style, and overuse of adjectives such as exquisite and spectacular. The problem is that Mr Goldacre does not really understand rhetoric. He criticises humanities people for not understanding science (bravo) but he could do with understanding the rules of rhetoric better himself. He actually goes out of his way to alienate his scientific readers (by assuming that his reader knows less about e.g. statistics than himself, which will not always be true) as well as non-scientific readers who are bound to find him unsympathetic. Who did he want to appeal to? The first rule of rhetoric is to get your audience to identify with you, to feel that you are one of them. No one wants to identify with Mr Superior and Mr Outraged. You could blame the narrator for the constant and fatiguing tone of moral outrage, but I think he is genuinely reflecting the tone of Dr Goldacre's writing. Lighten up, laugh, you will communicate better!

    So, Mrs Picky Moaner, why did you give the book five stars? It is a cracking tour of a fascinating subject, there is much thoughtful content, I was gripped throughout, and I didn't want to put anyone off audioing this illuminating tome.

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    Bad Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

    Marcus says: "Making science truly entertaining"
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  • The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

    "Science as seen through the eyes of the wizards!"

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    Having read this in paperback I leapt at the chance of listening to it via my mp3 player. The book comes alive and I understood so much more of the science it contained. The alternate chapters are written by Terry Pratchett and put the context of the science from the other chapters into perspective on the discworld. I am now looking forward to the next installment of The Science of Discworld.

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  • "Excellent Book"

    5 of 5 helpful votes

    An excellent book, very listenable, packed with the kinds of scientific details and statistical observations that make Harris so popular. I'm not (as yet) sure whether I agree with Harris' central thesis, there's some complex ideas in the book that request and require some detailed, analytical thinking that are not always the priority of a first hearing, but - gladly - it's short enough to allow for multiple readings without any major innconveniance.

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    The Moral Landscape

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
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    Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science's failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

    Jonathan says: "Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic"

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  • 4.6 (192 ratings)
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Hadfield Narrated by Chris Hadfield

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chris Hadfield
    • Narrated By Chris Hadfield
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    Performance
    (184)
    Story
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    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space.

    Ben says: "Inspiring, insightful and interesting"
  • 4.3 (172 ratings)
    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Jot Davies

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
    Overall
    (172)
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    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
  • 4.5 (146 ratings)
    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Syed Narrated by James Clamp

    Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Matthew Syed
    • Narrated By James Clamp
    Overall
    (146)
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    (50)
    Story
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    Few things in life are more satisfying than beating a rival. We love to win and hate to lose, whether it's on the playing field or at the ballot box, in the office or in the classroom. In this bold new look at human behavior, award-winning journalist and Olympian Matthew Syed explores the truth about our competitive nature: why we win, why we don't, and how we really play the game of life.

    judith says: "Bad start and end - good middle"
  • 4.3 (106 ratings)
    The Moral Landscape (






UNABRIDGED) by Sam Harris Narrated by Sam Harris

    The Moral Landscape

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
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    Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science's failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

    Jonathan says: "Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic"
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  • 4.4 (89 ratings)
    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs

    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
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    (89)
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    (54)
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    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village.

    Matt Davis says: "Big Science and Fantasy hold hands"
  • 4.2 (90 ratings)
    Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics (






UNABRIDGED) by Alex Bellos Narrated by Alex Bellos

    Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Alex Bellos
    • Narrated By Alex Bellos
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    (90)
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    (30)
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    (29)

    The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful mathematical phenomena, Alex Bellos travels across the globe and meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany and a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan.

    Nichiless says: "A wonderful journey through mathematics"
  • 4.5 (75 ratings)
    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens

    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    Overall
    (75)
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    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    wendy says: "Science as seen through the eyes of the wizards!"
  • 4.4 (42 ratings)
    The Science Delusion (






UNABRIDGED) by Rupert Sheldrake Narrated by Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood

    The Science Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constructed by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.

    Jim Vaughan says: "A Metaphysics of Science - on Acid (or Ayahuascua)"
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Hadfield Narrated by Chris Hadfield

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chris Hadfield
    • Narrated By Chris Hadfield
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (182)

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space.

    Ben says: "Inspiring, insightful and interesting"
  • Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Butterworth Narrated by Jonathan Keeble

    Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jon Butterworth
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    The first insider account of the work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the discovery of the Higgs particle - and what it all means for our understanding of the laws of nature. The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and Fran├žois Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
    • Narrated By Jeff Forshaw
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    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."
  • Bad Science (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Rupert Farley

    Bad Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (134)

    We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

    Marcus says: "Making science truly entertaining"
  •  
  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Jot Davies

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
  • The Moral Landscape (






UNABRIDGED) by Sam Harris Narrated by Sam Harris

    The Moral Landscape

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sam Harris
    • Narrated By Sam Harris
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (20)

    Sam Harris has discovered that most people, from secular scientists to religious fundamentalists, agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, science's failure to address questions of meaning and morality has become the primary justification for religious faith.The underlying claim is that while science is the best authority on the workings of the physical universe, religion is the best authority on meaning, values, morality, and leading a good life.

    Jonathan says: "Thought provoking, perhaps a little antagonistic"
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Joshua Foer Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joshua Foer
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer's part-memoir, part-guide on mastering your memory. Read by Mike Chamberlain. On average, people squander forty days annually trying to remember things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S.

    Philip says: "A very interesting listen"
  • The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs

    The Science of Discworld II: The Globe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village.

    Matt Davis says: "Big Science and Fantasy hold hands"
  •  
  • The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen Narrated by Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens

    The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

    wendy says: "Science as seen through the eyes of the wizards!"
  • Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Marsh Narrated by Jim Barclay

    Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Henry Marsh
    • Narrated By Jim Barclay
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? In this brutally honest account, one of the country's top neurosurgeons reveals what it is to play god in life-and-death situations. Henry Marsh gives us a rare insight into the intense drama of the operating theatre and the exquisite complexity of the human brain.

    David says: "A Brain surgeon in the 21st century nhs"
  • The Science Delusion (






UNABRIDGED) by Rupert Sheldrake Narrated by Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood

    The Science Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, David Timson, Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving only the details to be filled in. In this book, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows that science is being constructed by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas. The sciences would be better off without them: freer, more interesting, and more fun.

    Jim Vaughan says: "A Metaphysics of Science - on Acid (or Ayahuascua)"
  • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert L. Wolke Narrated by Sean Runnette

    What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert L. Wolke
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    Why is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plough through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist Robert L. Wolke provides reliable and witty explanations for your most burning food questions, while debunking misconceptions and helping you interpret confusing advertising and labelling.

    Mr. Philip R. Saunders says: "Informal and chatty style"
  • Scientific American: The Science of Learning (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Kantrowitz Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: The Science of Learning

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Barbara Kantrowitz
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    Barbara Kantrowitz, senior editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on education journalism, reports on why science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.

  • Scientific American, August 2014  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American, August 2014

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Scientific American
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    "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.

  • Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Butterworth Narrated by Jonathan Keeble

    Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jon Butterworth
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    The first insider account of the work at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the discovery of the Higgs particle - and what it all means for our understanding of the laws of nature. The discovery of the Higgs boson made headlines around the world. Two scientists, Peter Higgs and Fran├žois Englert, whose theories predicted its existence, shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery was the culmination of the largest experiment ever run, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.

  • Scientific American: Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Finkbeiner, Meng Su, Dmitry Malyshev Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Douglas Finkbeiner, Meng Su, Dmitry Malyshev
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    Newly discovered lobes that stretch tens of thousands of light-years above and below the Milky Way's disk.

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  • Scientific American: Germ Catcher (






UNABRIDGED) by David E. Ecker Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Germ Catcher

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    • By David E. Ecker
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    David E. Ecker, a scientist and inventor at Ibis Biosciences, writes about how machines are being developed for hospitals that can quickly identify virtually any bacterium, virus or fungus.

  • Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Marsh Narrated by Jim Barclay

    Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Henry Marsh
    • Narrated By Jim Barclay
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? In this brutally honest account, one of the country's top neurosurgeons reveals what it is to play god in life-and-death situations. Henry Marsh gives us a rare insight into the intense drama of the operating theatre and the exquisite complexity of the human brain.

    David says: "A Brain surgeon in the 21st century nhs"
  • The Formula (






UNABRIDGED) by Luke Dormehl Narrated by Daniel Weyman

    The Formula

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Luke Dormehl
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    What if everything in life could be reduced to a simple formula? What if numbers were able to tell us which partners we were best matched with - not just in terms of attractiveness, but for a long-term committed marriage? Or if they could say which films would be the biggest hits at the box office, and what changes could be made to those films to make them even more successful? Or even who out of us is likely to commit certain crimes, and when?