Science & Society

Science has always had the power to change societies. And sometimes, roles are reversed and science itself is put under the microscope...
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Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

John Brockman

Harper Perennial, 2017

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The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome

Ty Tashiro

William Morrow, 2017

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A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick

Simon & Schuster, 2017

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Jerry Z. Muller

Princeton UP, 2018

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Power Couple: Science and Technology

Steve Mao et al.

Science, 2018

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Smartphones Are Bad for Some Teens, Not All
Young people who are already struggling offline might experience greater negative effects of life online, writes Candice Odgers.

Candice Odgers

Nature, 2018

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Our Stuff, Ourselves

Francine Russo

Scientific American, 2018

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Reward Food Companies for Improving Nutrition
Governments must provide incentives for businesses to fix the global food system, not just punish them for acting irresponsibly, argues Lawrence Haddad.

Lawrence Haddad

Nature, 2018

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Was There Ever Really a “Sugar Conspiracy”?
Twists and turns in science and policy are not necessarily products of malevolence

David Merritt Johns and Gerald M. Oppenheimer

Science, 2018

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Free Agents
Monumentally complex models are gaming out disaster scenarios with millions of simulated people.

M. Mitchell Waldrop

Science, 2018

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