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The Best Science Books of 2014
The Best Science Books of 2014

The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.

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The Fluid Dynamics of “The Starry Night”: How Vincent Van Gogh’s Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light
The Fluid Dynamics of “The Starry Night”: How Vincent Van Gogh’s Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light

“In a period of intense suffering, Van Gogh was somehow able to perceive and represent one of the most supremely difficult concepts nature has ever brought before mankind.”

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Richard Dawkins on The Science of Why You Are Lucky to Be Alive
Richard Dawkins on The Science of Why You Are Lucky to Be Alive

What Yeats’s epitaph has to do with the infinitesimal odds of winning the DNA lottery.

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Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity
Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

How the most creative human who ever lived was able to access a different state of consciousness.

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Bill Nye Reads a Brilliant, Creationism-Busting Passage from His New Book on Evolution
Bill Nye Reads a Brilliant, Creationism-Busting Passage from His New Book on Evolution

An intelligent antidote to propaganda’s chronic line of unreasonable reasoning.

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E.O. Wilson on How We Give Meaning to Life
E.O. Wilson on How We Give Meaning to Life

“The most successful scientist thinks like a poet … and works like a bookkeeper.”

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