Category Archives: Science

You Are Now Less Dumb

You Are Now Less Dumb by David McRaney 6/7 stars You Are Now Less Dumb takes seventeen of the concepts introduced in You Are Not So Smart examines them in greater detail, and gives you insight into how to avoid … Continue reading

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This Will Make You Smarter

This Will Make You Smarter Edited by John Brockman 4/7 stars “What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?” Interesting question, no? Edge.org posited this question and published 151 answers from scientists, doctors, journalists and authors. Each answer was about … Continue reading

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You Are Not So Smart

You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney 7/7 stars I find cognition fascinating. You Are Not So Smart is a collection of articles about the misconceptions and fallacies that nearly everyone suffers from. The first several chapters I felt … Continue reading

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What If?

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions By Randall Monroe 7/7 stars I loved this book. It is funny and engaging (and even somewhat informative). Monroe is quite talented at extrapolating answers to completely over the top questions. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Surplus

By Clay Shirky 6/7 stars I liked this book. It was well written, clear and interesting. I don’t have much to criticize in this particular piece, so below is my summary of the book’s content. Free time is a relatively … Continue reading

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Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart 5/7 stars If you like learning about bugs and all the horrid things that can happen this is a great book. I do happen to … Continue reading

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