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    Biotechnology in Our Lives
    What Modern Genetics Can Tell You about Assisted Reproduction, Human Behavior, and Personalized Medicine, and Much More
    By Jeremy Gruber, By Sheldon Krimsky
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For a quarter of a century, the Council for Responsible Genetics has provided a unique historical lens into the modern history, science, ethics, and politics of genetic technologies. Since 1983 the Council has had leading scientists, activists, science writers, and public health advocates researching... [READ MORE]
    Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery
    The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine
    By Jeff Goldberg
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The story of endorphins—the body’s own morphine.“Fascinating.” -- The New YorkerThe exciting story of the race to discover endorphins—opiate-like chemicals in the brain—and their links to:drug addictionrunner’s highappetite controlsexual responsemental illnesses such as depression and schizophreniaIn... [READ MORE]
    Badass Bricks
    Thirty-Five Weapons of Mass Construction
    By Jake Mackay
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    LEGO is fun. So are toy weapons. The only thing more fun is LEGO toy weapons! A compilation of badass brick weapons—some that actually even work—this book is designed for the adult brick enthusiast. Each project is original (i.e., not from a LEGO kit) and is accompanied by how-to schematics and full-color... [READ MORE]
    Universe on a T-Shirt
    The Quest for the Theory of Everything
    By Dan Falk
    (Arcade Publishing)
    No scientific quest is as compelling as the search for the key to understand the universe—the elusive unified “Theory of Everything”—a theory so concise it could fit on a T-shirt. Lively and thought-provoking, Universe on a T-Shirt tells the fascinating story of the search for the Holy Grail of physics.Dan... [READ MORE]
    From the man who "puts the fizz in physics" (Entertainment Weekly), an entertaining and thought-provoking foray into the science of the bizarre, the peculiar, and the downright nutty! Winner of the IgNobel Prize in physics and the 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed... [READ MORE]
    Why Do Cats Like Catnip?
    324 Questions and Answers to Astound and Amaze
    By Matrin M. Goldwyn
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Have you ever wondered how the planets came into being? Or what causes some people to have freckles? Ever wanted to know why mosquito bites itch and swell? Over his long career as a high school science teacher, Martin M. Goldwyn kept track of the smartest, most challenging questions his students ever... [READ MORE]
    Fleet Fire
    Thomas Edison and the Pioneers of the Electric Revolution
    By L. J. Davis
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The electric revolution, which eclipsed the Industrial Revolution by the end of the 19th century and continues to this day, changed our world forever. FLEET FIRE tells us how it all began. In an engaging and entertaining narrative, L. J. Davis fields a cast of both prominent and forgotten characters,... [READ MORE]
    Deadly Outbreaks
    How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites
    By Alexandra M. Levitt
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Despite advances in health care, infectious microbes continue to be a formidable adversary to scientists and doctors. Vaccines and antibiotics, the mainstays of modern medicine, have not been able to conquer infectious microbes because of their amazing ability to adapt, evolve, and spread to new places.... [READ MORE]
    The Stem Cell Dilemma
    The Scientific Breakthroughs, Ethical Concerns, Political Tensions, and Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Research
    By Leo Furcht, By William Hoffman, Foreword by Brock Reeve
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Today’s scientists are showing us how stem cells create and repair the human body. Unlocking these secrets has become the new Holy Grail of biomedical research. But behind that search lies a sharp divide, one that has continued for years. Stem cells offer the hope of creating or repairing tissues lost... [READ MORE]
    Einstein's Genius Club
    The True Story of a Group of Scientists Who Changed the World
    By Burton Feldman, Introduction by Katherine Williams
    (Arcade Publishing)
    As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends—all titans of contemporary science and philosophy—to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best—science and philosophy.... [READ MORE]
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