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A Question of Time: The Ultimate Paradox

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A Question of Time: The Ultimate Paradox” is a compilation of Scientific American articles focusing on a single subject — time. In particular, it’s a collection of articles, discussing, the nature of time from a number of different points of view. This includes a number of articles about the philosophy of time, the human perception […]

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Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration

Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The great red planet has always fascinated us and the most likely reason for that is that it is both one of the closest planets and one of those planets that might have had suitable conditions of sustaining life at some point in its history. Naturally, due to these reasons, Mars became a popular destination […]

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My Inventions: Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

My Inventions: Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nikola Tesla has become some sort of a star in the geek culture so it seems like a good idea to review one of books about him. “My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla” is the name of this new edition of the classic book about Nikola Tesla, his life and inventions. To be more […]

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The Universe Within by Neil Shubin

The Universe Within by Neil Shubin

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Once Neil deGrasse Tyson, after being asked what is the most astounding fact, said that it is undoubtedly the fact that the atoms that formed our planet and our bodies are the same atoms, which came from stars — the universe is within us. The book by Neil Shubin is in many ways an expansion of this […]

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The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first question you might be asking about this book  is what does it have to do with science? And apparently the best answer to this question is given in the description of the book: “Though the history of alchemy is intricately linked to the history of chemistry, alchemy has nonetheless often been dismissed as the realm […]

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The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There probably aren’t many people in the world of science who enjoyed such a popularity as Carl Sagan. Yet it’s not that easy to tell why exactly Sagan was such an important figure among the scientific community. I mean if you look to such personalities as Richard Feynman, Einstein or let us say Hawking, it’s […]

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Before Galileo: The Advancement of Science in the Middle Ages

Before Galileo: The Advancement of Science in the Middle Ages

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Galileo Galilei was one of the most important people in the so called scientific revolution. Until the times of Galileo, scholars viewed science in a similar way as philosophy — they thought one could only understand the natural world by thinking about it. It was Galilei, among others, who brought experiments to the world of […]

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Why Does the World Exist?

Why Does the World Exist?

| August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Why Does the World Exist?: Existential Detective Story” is a book tackling the great problem of existence. Why does something exists rather than nothing? Was it god that created the universe or was it some kind of physical process? If it was god, then what was before god? And so on… These questions seem to […]

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