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Know this : today's most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments / edited by John Brockman.

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  • ISBN: 9780062562067
  • ISBN: 0062562061
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 573 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface : the edge question / by John Brockman -- Human progress quantified / Steven Pinker -- Doing more with less / Freeman Dyson -- The "specialness" of humanity / Kurt Gray -- J.M. Bergoglio's 2015 review of global ecology / Stuart Pimm -- Leaking, thinning, sliding ice / Laurence C. Smith -- Glaciers / Robert Trivers -- Our collective blind spot / Jennifer Jacquet -- Three de-carbonizing scientific breakthroughs / Bill Joy -- Juice / James Croak -- A call to action / Hans Ulrich Obrist -- A bridge between the 21st and 22nd century / Koo Jeong-A -- Greatest environmental disaster / Richard Muller -- Technobiophilic cities / Scott Sampson -- LENR could supplant fossil fuels / Carl Page -- Emotions influence environmental well-being / June Gruber -- Global warming redux : a serious challenge to our species / Milford H. Wolpoff -- Blue marble 2.0 / Giulio Boccaletti -- High-tech stone age / Tor Nørretranders -- Dematerialization of consumption / Rory Sutherland -- Science made this possible / Bruce Parker -- Brain is a strange planet / Dustin Yellin -- Abdication of spacetime / Donald D. Hoffman -- News that wasn't there / Antony Garrett Lisi -- No news is astounding news / Lee Smolin -- One hundred years of failure / Seth Lloyd -- Hope beyond the Higgs Boson / Sarah Demers -- An unexpected, haunting signal / Gerald Holton -- News about how the physical world operates / Leonard Susskind -- Unpublicized implications of Hawking black-hole evaporation / Frank Tipler -- Energy of nothing / Andrei Linde -- Big bang cannot be what we thought it was / Paul J. Steinhardt -- Anomalies / Stephon H. Alexander -- Looking where the light isn't / Brian G. Keating -- Simplicity / Neil Turok -- LHC is working at full energy / Gordon Kane -- New probes of Einstein's curved spacetime--and beyond? / Steve Giddings -- Supermassive black holes / Jeremy Bernstein -- Gigantic black holes at the center of galaxies / Carlo Rovelli -- Universe is infinite / Rudy Rucker -- Advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo / Paul Davies -- News is not the news / Frank Wilczek -- We know all the particles and forces we're made of / Sean Carroll -- Computational complexity and the nature of reality / Amanda Gefter -- Einstein was wrong / Hans Halvorson -- Replacing magic with mechanism? / Ross Anderson -- Quantum entanglement is independent of space and time / Anton Zeilinger -- Breakthroughs become part of the culture / Lisa Randall -- Space exploration, new and old / Robert Provine -- Pluto is a bump in the road / Nicholas A. Christakis -- Pluto now, then on to 550 AU / Gregory Benford -- Universe surprised us, close to home / Lawrence M. Krauss -- Progress in rocketry / George Dyson -- Space age takes off ... and returns to Earth again / Peter Schwartz -- How widely should we draw the circle? / Scott Aaronson -- A new algorithm showing what computers can and cannot do / John Naughton -- Designer humans / Mark Pagel -- Cellular alchemy / Roger Highfield -- A terrible beauty has been born / Randolph Nesse -- DNA programming / Paul Dolan -- Human chimeras / David Haig -- Race between genetic meltdown and germline engineering / John Tooby -- Ongoing battles with pathogens / Robert Kurzban -- Antibiotics are dead; long live antibiotics! / Aubrey De Grey -- The 6 billion letters of our genome / Eric Topol, M.D. -- Systems medicine / Stuart A. Kauffman -- Growing a brain in a dish / Simon Baron-Cohen -- Self-driving genes are coming / Stewart Brand -- Life diverging / Juan Enriquez -- Fundamentally newsworthy / Stuart Firestein -- Paleo-DNA and de-extinction / W. Tecumseh Fitch -- Wisdom race is heating up / Max Tegmark -- Tabby's star / Yuri Milner -- Extraterrestrials don't land on Earth! / David Christian -- We are not unique, but we are very much alone / Andrian Kreye -- Breakthrough listen / Martin J. Rees -- Life in the Milky Way / Mario Livio -- There is (already) life on Mars / Michael I. Norton -- Breathtaking future of a connected world / Chris J. Anderson -- Everything is computation / Joscha Bach -- Identifying the principles, perhaps the laws, of intelligence / Pamela McCorduck -- Neuro-news / Noga Arikha -- Microbial attractions / Pamela Rosenkranz -- Epidemic of absence / Matt Ridley -- Bugs R Us / Nina Jablonski -- Fecal microbiota transplants / Joichi Ito -- Hi, guys / Alan Alda -- Anti-democratic trend / Dirk Helbing -- Age of awareness / Quentin Hardy -- A large-scale personality research method / Nathalie Nahai -- Conquest of human scale / Charles Seife -- Big data and better government / Margaret Levi -- This is the science-news essay you want to read / Marti Hearst -- Those annoying ads? The harbinger of good things to come / Roger Schank -- Biology versus choice / Thalia Wheatley -- How to be bad together / Gloria Origgi -- Psychology's crisis / Ellen Winner -- Truthiness of scientific research / Judith Rich Harris -- Blinded by data / Gary Klein -- Epistemic trainwreck of soft-side psychology / Philip Tetlock -- Science itself / Paul Bloom -- A compelling explanation for scientific misconduct / Leo M. Chalupa -- Sub-prime science / Nicholas Humphrey -- Infancy of meta-science / Jonathan Schooler -- Disillusion and the disaffection of poor white Americans / Richard Nisbett -- Inequality of wealth and income : a runaway process / S. Abbas Raza -- Age of visible thought / Peter Gabriel -- Our changing conceptions of what it means to be human / Howard Gardner -- Complete head transplants / Kai Krause -- En-gendering of genius / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein -- Diversity in science / Gino Segre -- Democratization of science / Michale Shermer -- News about science news / Sheizaf Rafaeli -- Broadening scope of science / Tania Lombrozo -- Q-bio / Nigel Goldenfeld -- Mathematics and reality / Clifford Pickover -- Synthetic learning / Kevin Kelly -- A genuine science of learning / Keith Devlin -- Bayesian program learning / John C. Mather -- FSM (feces-standard money) / Jaeweon Cho -- Ironies of higher arithmetic / Jim Holt -- Broke people ignoring $20 bills on the sidewalk / Michael Vassar -- We fear the wrong things / David G. Myers -- Living in terror of terrorism / Gerd Gigerenzer -- State of the world isn't as bad as you think / Steven R. Quartz -- Healthy diet u-turn / Ed Regis -- Fatty foods are good for your health / Peter Turchin -- Partisan hostility / Jonathan Haidt -- Cognitive science transforms moral philosophy / Stephen P. Stich -- Morality is made of meat / Oliver Scott Curry -- People kill because it's the right thing to do / James J. O'Donnell -- Interdisciplinary social research / Ziyad Marar -- Intellectual convergence / Adam Alter -- Weapons technology powered human evolution / Timothy Taylor -- Immune system : a grand unifying theory for biomedical research / Buddhini Samarasinghe -- Harnessing our natural defenses against cancer / Michael E. Hochberg -- Cancer drugs for brain diseases / Todd C. Sacktor -- Most powerful carcinogen may be entropy / George Johnson -- Decline of cancer / A.C. Grayling -- Mating crisis among educated women / David M. Buss -- Most important x...y...z... / Jared Diamond -- Mother of all addictions / Helen Fisher -- Trust metric / John Gottman -- Optogenetics / Christian Keysers -- State of brain science / Terrence J. Sejnowski -- Nootropic neural news / George Church -- Memory is a labile fabrication / Kate Jeffery -- Continually new you / Stephen M. Kosslyn -- Toddlers can master computers / Alison Gopnik -- Predictive brain / Lisa Feldman Barrett -- A new imaging tool / Alun Anderson -- Sensors : accelerating the pace of scientific discovery / Paul Saffo -- 3D printing in the medical field / Syed Tasnim Raza -- Deep science / Brian Knutson -- A world that counts / Alex (Sandy) Pentland -- Programming reality / Neil Gershenfeld -- Pointing is a prerequisite for language / N.J. Enfield -- Macro-criminal networks / Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán -- Virtual reality goes mainstream / Thomas Metzinger -- Twin tides of change / Timo Hannay -- Imaging deep learning / Andy Clark -- Neural net reloaded / Jamshed Bharucha -- Differentiable programming / David Dalrymple -- Deep learning, semantics, and society / Steve Omohundro -- Seeing our cyborg selves / Thomas A. Bass -- Rejection of science itself / Douglas Rushkoff -- Re-thinking artificial intelligence / Rodney A. Brooks -- I, for one / Joshua Bongard -- Data sets over algorithms / Alexander Wissner-Gross -- Biological models of mental illness reflect essentialist biases / Bruce Hood -- Neuroprediction / Abigail Marsh -- Thin line between mental illness and mental health / Joel Gold -- Theodiversity / Ara Norenzayan -- Modernity is winning / Gregory Paul -- Religious morality is mostly below the belt / Michael McCullough -- A science of the consequences / Luca De Biase -- Creation of a "no ethnic majority" society / David Berreby -- Interconnectedness / Irene Pepperberg -- Early life adversity and collective outcomes / Linda Wilbrecht -- We're still behind / Mary Catherine Bateson -- Neural hacking, handprints, and the empathy deficit / Daniel Goleman -- Send in the drones / Diana Reiss -- That dress / Susan Blackmore -- Anthropic capitalism and the new gimmick economy / Eric R. Weinstein -- Origin of Europeans / Gregory Cochran -- Platinum rule : dense, heavy, but worth it / Hazel Rose Markus -- Adjusting to feathered dinosaurs / John McWhorter -- People are animals / Laura Betzig -- Longevity of news / Diana Deutsch -- Weather prediction has quietly gotten better / Samuel Arbesman -- Word : first as art, then as science / Brian Christian -- Convergence of images and technology / Victoria Wyatt -- Mindful meeting of minds / Christine Finn -- Carpe diem / Ernst Pöppel -- Linking the levels of human variation / Elizabeth Wrigley-Field -- Challenging the value of a university education / Steve Fuller -- Hermeneutic hypercycle / Maximilian Schich -- Rethinking authority with the blockchain crypto enlightenment / Melanie Swan -- Envoi : we may all die horribly / Robert Sapolsky.
Summary, etc.: "The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org-- dubbed 'the world's smartest website' by The Guardian-- brings together 175 of the world's most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future. Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it's technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, 'become a big story, if not the big story.' In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org's fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news?"--Amazon.com.
Subject: Discoveries in science > Popular works.
Science > Forecasting.
Technological innovations.
SCIENCE > Essays.
SCIENCE > Life Sciences.

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