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  • The Higgs Bosonby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99

    The Higgs Boson: Searching for the God Particle by the Editors of Scientific American As the old adage goes, where there's smoke, there's fire. Where there is effect, there must be cause. The planet Neptune was found in 1846 because the mathematics of Newton's laws, when applied to the orbit of Uranus, said some massive body had to be there. Astronomers... more...

  • Eureka! The Science of Geniusby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2015; US$ 5.99

    How do we define genius? For the Mega Society, it means a one-in-a-million level score on an IQ test, which is why the society only has 27 members. Standardized testing to measure intelligence began in the first half of the 20th century, but a high IQ score is only one way to quantify genius. Another is by virtue of extraordinary achievement and... more...

  • 9 to 5by Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2016; US$ 4.99

    Everyday hundreds of millions of people go to work. Hours upon hours are spent at desks, in offices, in meetings, speaking to and collaborating with colleagues. But how many of those hours are productive ones? How can we make the most of those hours and become more successful? Many factors ? personal, professional and psychological ? combine to... more...

  • A.I. and Genius Machinesby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 5.99

    A.I. and Genius Machines by the editors of Scientific American In science fiction, artificial intelligence takes the shape of computers that can speak like people, think for themselves, and sometimes act against us. Sometimes the machines seem to know everything, and symbolize implacable and unknowable power, as in The Matrix. Such machines can also... more...

  • Allergies, Asthma and the Common Coldby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    During allergy season, sufferers know the drill: runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing up a storm. For the unlucky with asthma, symptoms might also include coughing and wheezing. However, asthma is not always caused by allergens like pollen and dust?non-allergenic asthma is brought on by a number of possible environmental or genetic triggers. Then there's... more...

  • Ask the Experts: Astronomyby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    For going on two decades, Scientific American's "Ask the Experts" column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We've taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out to top scientists, professors and researchers to find out why the sky is blue or whether we really only use 10% of our brains. Now, we've combed... more...

  • Ask the Experts: Physics and Mathby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    For going on two decades, Scientific American's "Ask the Experts" column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We've taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out to top scientists, professors and researchers to find out why the sky is blue or whether we really only use 10% of our brains. Now, we've combed... more...

  • Battling Droughtby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99

    Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management by the Editors of Scientific American The extreme drought in the US Southwest has brought the issues of water use and management to the forefront of media attention. Historically, arguments over water rights have plagued this area since the days of John Wesley Powell, and disputes mark the relations... more...

  • Becoming Humanby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 5.99

    Becoming Human: Our Past, Present and Future by the Editors of Scientific American We humans are a strange bunch. We have self-awareness and yet often act on impulses that remain hidden. We were forged in adversity but live in a world of plenty. How did we get here? What is to become of us? To these age-old questions, science has in recent years... more...