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

Ty Tashiro

William Morrow, 2017

A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick

Simon & Schuster, 2017


Jerry Z. Muller

Princeton UP, 2018

Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It

Shawn Otto

Milkweed Editions, 2016

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

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

M. Mitchell Waldrop

Science, 2018

South African Science Faces Its Future
Amid a tumultuous political landscape, a generation of black researchers is gearing up to transform South African science.

Linda Nordling

Nature, 2018

Stop Blocking Postdocs’ Paths to Success
Lab heads should let junior researchers take their projects with them when they start their own labs – it drives innovation and discovery, argues Ben A. Barres.

Ben A. Barres

Nature, 2017

A Modern Monster
The Lasting Legacy of Frankenstein

Henk van den Belt et al.

Science, 2018

Practicing Scientific Thinking Skills for Superior Results in 20 Minutes a Day

Mike Rother

McGraw-Hill, 2017