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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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The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day

James Kakalios

Crown, 2017

R 7
The Shock of Global Population Decline

Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson

Crown, 2019

R 8
First Loves and Last Tales

Oliver Sacks

Knopf, 2019

R 8
Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

Tom McLeish

Oxford UP, 2019

9
Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Andy Clark

Oxford UP, 2015

8
Valentin Amrhein, Sander Greenland, Blake McShane and more than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects.

Valentin Amrhein et al.

Nature, 2019

8
It’s not just about rebellion. Neuroscience is revealing adolescents’ rich and nuanced relationship with risky behaviour.

Kerri Smith

Nature, 2017

8
Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

John Brockman

Harper Perennial, 2018

10

Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

MIT Press, 2020

8