Science

Alan Weisman: "The World Without Us" (St. Martin's Press)

July 30, 2007

A science writer imagines what the earth would be like if humans were to suddenly go extinct.

Aurelia Scott: "Otherwise Normal People" (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

July 23, 2007

The story of people who devote much of their life to growing and showing the perfect rose. An inside look at the competitive world of competitive rose gardening.

Gregg Mitman: "Breathing Space" (Yale)

June 26, 2007

The history of allergies and allergy treatments in this country and some of the factors behind rising allergy and asthma rates of today.

Scott Gant: "We're All Journalists Now" (Free Press)

June 12, 2007

In an age of bloggers and blogging, 24/7 news and the near-instant transmission of information, the definition of what it means to be a journalist is changing. A constitutional law and media scholar explains why the nation needs to...

Jill Jonnes: "Conquering Gotham" (Viking)

June 6, 2007

The epic story of how the Pennsylvania Railroad overcame monumental political, engineering, and financial challenges, tunneled beneath the Hudson and East Rivers and brought train service into New York City one hundred years ago.

Walter Isaacson: "Einstein" (Simon & Schuster)

May 23, 2007

Recently released personal papers of Albert Einstein shed new light on the world's most famous physicist. A look at the man behind E=MC2.

Frank Abagnale: "Stealing Your Life" (Broadway)

May 21, 2007

Why identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and how to protect yourself.

Advances in Reproductive Science

May 15, 2007

Helping people who otherwise might never have had children become parents is becoming a big business in the U.S. But advances in reproductive technology - from in vitro fertilization to egg and sperm donation and surrogacy - are also...

Brooks Jackson: "unSpun" (Random House)

April 30, 2007

Politicians aren't the only ones who spin. The co-creator of factcheck.org explains how to detect spin in everyday life.

Candice Kelsey: "Generation My Space" (Marlowe & Co)

April 18, 2007

Online social networking websites are some of the most popular sites that teens and twenty-somethings visit. But MySpace, Facebook, and others have hidden dangers that often elude parents. A look at how social networks are changing the...

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