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  1. The Final Twist Audiobook The Final Twist
  2. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Audiobook The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
  3. Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking Audiobook Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
  4. Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork Audiobook Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork
  5. Left You Dead Audiobook Left You Dead
  6. Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece Audiobook Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece
  7. Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020 Audiobook Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020
  8. The Wife Who Got a Life Audiobook The Wife Who Got a Life
  9. Covet Audiobook Covet
  10. The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World Audiobook The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
Tasting Colors: The Good, Bad and Science of Psychedelics Audiobook

Tasting Colors: The Good, Bad and Science of Psychedelics

Author: Seeker Narrator: Jules Suzdaltsev, Julia Wilde, Julian Huguet, Lissette Padilla, Trace Dominguez Release Date: May 2021

Listen in as Seeker dives in on the fascinating world of psychedelics. From hallucinations, the neurological condition Synesthesia, and the CIA’s secret LSD tests on unsuspecting civilians, to answering weird questions like why we snort things and what makes heroin so deadly. You’ll be seeing sounds and tasting colors by the end of this best of Seeker collection, available for the first time in audio.

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Under the Influence: The Chemistry of Booze Audiobook

Under the Influence: The Chemistry of Booze

Author: Seeker Narrator: Chastity Vicencio, Jules Suzdaltsev, Julian Huguet, Tara Long, Trace Dominguez Release Date: May 2021

Let’s be honest, we’ve all had a little too much to drink at some point, but why do some people black out and others wake up feeling fine the next day? Listen in to this best of Seeker collection and explore the science of alcohol: Does it have health benefits? Does food taste better when you’re drunk? Is vaping alcohol the future?

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Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases Audiobook

Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases

Author: Scientific American Narrator: Suzie Althens Release Date: May 2021

Brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's affect an estimated one in six Americans and are increasing in incidence as the population ages. In this audiobook, we examine these and other conditions involving the damage and loss of neurons, including other forms of dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and multiple sclerosis (MS).

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How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch Audiobook

How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch

Author: Sushma Subramanian Narrator: Donna Postel Release Date: May 2021

We are out of touch. Many people fear that we are trapped inside our screens, becoming less in tune with our bodies and losing our connection to the physical world. But the sense of touch has been undervalued since long before the days of digital isolation. Because of deeply rooted beliefs that favor the cerebral over the corporeal, touch is maligned as dirty or sentimental, in contrast with supposedly more elevated modes of perceiving the world. How to Feel explores the scientific, physical, emotional, and cultural aspects of touch, reconnecting us to what is arguably our most important sense. Sushma Subramanian introduces listeners to the scientists whose groundbreaking research is underscoring the role of touch in our lives. Through vivid individual stories-a man who lost his sense of touch in his late teens, a woman who experiences touch-emotion synesthesia, her own efforts to become less touch averse-Subramanian explains the science of the somatosensory system and our philosophical beliefs about it. The book highlights the growing field of haptics, which is trying to incorporate tactile interactions into devices such as phones that touch us back and prosthetic limbs that can feel. How to Feel offers a new appreciation for a vital but misunderstood sense and how we can use it to live more fully.

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Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick Audiobook

Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick

Author: Russell A. Poldrack Narrator: Tim Fannon Release Date: May 2021

The neuroscience of why bad habits are so hard to break-and how evidence-based strategies can help us change our behavior more effectively We all have habits we'd like to break, but for many of us it can be nearly impossible to do so. There is a good reason for this: the brain is a habit-building machine. In Hard to Break, leading neuroscientist Russell Poldrack provides an engaging and authoritative account of the science of how habits are built in the brain, why they are so hard to break, and how evidence-based strategies may help us change unwanted behaviors. Hard to Break offers a clear-eyed tour of what neuroscience tells us about habit change and debunks "easy fixes" that aren't backed by science. It explains how dopamine is essential for building habits and how the battle between habits and intentional goaldirected behaviors reflects a competition between different brain systems. Along the way, we learn how cues trigger habits; why we should make rules, not decisions; how the stimuli of the modern world hijack the brain's habit machinery and lead to drug abuse and other addictions; and how neuroscience may one day enable us to hack our habits. Shifting from the individual to society, the book also discusses the massive habit changes that will be needed to address the biggest challenges of our time. Moving beyond the hype to offer a deeper understanding of the biology of habits in the brain, Hard to Break reveals how we might be able to make the changes we desire-and why we should have greater empathy with ourselves and others who struggle to do so.

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What We Know About the Brain (and What We Don't) Audiobook

What We Know About the Brain (and What We Don't)

Author: Jessica Payne Narrator: Jessica Payne Release Date: May 2021

One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.You are your brain, according to modern neuroscience, but how exactly do your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and sense of self derive from this three-pound organ locked inside the black box of your skull? Scientists have been seeking answers to those questions for decades and finding surprising answers in the brains of people with psychiatric and neurological disorders. Join us on a journey deep into the brain, the mind, and the self, as Professor Jessica Payne reveals the startling and exciting recent findings of cutting-edge neuroscience. How does your brain accomplish spontaneous creativity? How much self-control or free will do we really have? And what does the future hold, once brains begin to integrate with neural prosthetics? Get to know your dynamic unconscious mind, a bigger part of who you are than you could ever guess.This audio lecture includes a supplemental PDF.

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A Story of Us: A New Look at Human Evolution Audiobook

A Story of Us: A New Look at Human Evolution

Author: Lesley Newson, Pete Richerson Narrator: Mike Cooper Release Date: May 2021

In a few decades, a torrent of new evidence and ideas about human evolution has allowed scientists to piece together a more detailed understanding of what went on thousands and even millions of years ago. We now know much more about the problems our ancestors faced, the solutions they found, and the trade-offs they made. Our species' unique capacity for culture began to evolve millions of years ago, but it only really took off in the last few hundred thousand years. This capacity allowed our ancestors to survive and raise their difficult children during times of extreme climate chaos. Understanding how this has evolved can help us understand the cultural change and diversity that we experience today. Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson, a husband-and-wife team based at the University of California, Davis, have spent years researching and collaborating with scholars from a wide range of disciplines to produce a deep history of humankind. In A Story of Us, they present this rich narrative and explain how the evolution of our genes relates to the evolution of our cultures. Newson and Richerson take listeners through seven stages of human evolution, beginning seven million years ago with the apes that were the ancestors of humans and today's chimps and bonobos. The story ends in the present day and offers a glimpse into the future.

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Life, Death and The Afterlife Audiobook

Life, Death and The Afterlife

Everyone meets the Grim Reaper at some point, so why not learn a little more about it beforehand? There are many ways for life to come to an end, but there may be some you’ve never thought about before: lack of sleep, extreme heat, being…unpopular? Listen in as Seeker breaks down everything about death from how it feels, what is smells like and even the possibility of an afterlife in this curated audio collection.

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Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Br Audiobook

Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Br

Author: Grace Lindsay Narrator: Wendy Tremont King Release Date: May 2021

Grace Lindsay reveals the value of describing the machinery of neuroscience using the elegant language of mathematics. The brain is made up of 85 billion neurons, which are connected by over 100 trillion synapses. For over a century, a diverse array of researchers have been trying to find a language that can be used to capture the essence of what these neurons do and how they communicate-and how those communications create thoughts, perceptions and actions. The language they were looking for was mathematics, and we would not be able to understand the brain as we do today without it. In Models of the Mind, author and computational neuroscientist Grace Lindsay explains how mathematical models have allowed scientists to understand and describe many of the brain's processes, including decision-making, sensory processing, quantifying memory, and more. She introduces listeners to the most important concepts in modern neuroscience, and highlights the tensions that arise when bringing the abstract world of mathematical modelling into contact with the messy details of biology.

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El código de la vida: Jennifer Doudna, la edición genética y el futuro de la especie humana Audiobook

El código de la vida: Jennifer Doudna, la edición genética y el futuro de la especie humana

Author: Walter Isaacson Narrator: Luis Solís, Yareli Arizmendi Release Date: May 2021

Walter Isaacson vuelve a fascinarnos, esta vez con la historia de Jennifer Doudna, Premio Nobel de Química 2020, y el avance científico más importante del último siglo. Hay una revolución en marcha, una tecnología prodigiosa que nos va a permitir curar enfermedades, derrotar virus y tener hijos más sanos. A su cabeza está la reciente premio Nobel Jennifer Doudna y sus colegas, protagonistas del nuevo libro de Walter Isaacson. Aunque su profesor de instituto le advirtió que las niñas no podían ser científicas, su búsqueda apasionada de los mecanismos ocultos de la vida y su voluntad por convertir descubrimientos en inventos llevaron a Jennifer Doudna a participar en el avance más importante en el ámbito de la biología desde el descubrimiento de la doble hélice del ADN. Con su equipo, transformó una curiosidad de la naturaleza en una herramienta que cambiará el rumbo del ser humano. El CRISPR, una técnica fácil de usar que permite modificar el ADN, lo que abre un mundo nuevo de milagros médicos pero también de cuestiones morales. El desarrollo del CRISPR (y la carrera por encontrar la vacuna del coronavirus) acelerarán nuestra transición a la siguiente gran revolución. Los últimos cincuenta años han sido una era digital basada en el microchip, el ordenador e internet. Ahora comienza la revolución de las ciencias de la vida. A los estudiantes de código digital se les unirán los que estudian el código genético. ¿Deberíamos usar nuestras nuevas capacidades para hacernos menos vulnerables a los virus? ¿Y para prevenir la depresión? ¿Deberíamos aceptar que las familias que se lo puedan permitir mejoren la constitución física o la inteligencia de sus hijos? Tras dirigir el equipo que descubrió la tecnología CRISPR, Doudna ha liderado los debates en torno a estas cuestiones morales. Obtuvo, junto con su colaboradora Emmanuelle Charpentier, el Premio Nobel de Química en 2020. Su historia es una apasionante aventura que atraviesa las maravillas más profundas de la naturaleza, de los orígenes de la vida al futuro de nuestra especie. La crítica ha dicho... «El premio de este año tiene que ver con la idea de reescribir el código de la vida. Estas tijeras genéticas han llevado a la ciencia a una nueva era.» Anuncio del Premio Nobel de Química 2020 «Un libro extraordinario que profundiza en una de las tecnologías biológicas más innovadoras de nuestro tiempo y las personas que la crearon. Brillante es una lectura absolutamente necesaria para nuestra era.» Siddhartha Mukherjee «Un libro vital sobre la última gran innovación científica, y otra biografía de primer nivel de Isaacson.» Kirkus Weekly

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Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning Through Making Audiobook

Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning Through Making

Author: Anna Ploszajski Narrator: Anna Ploszajski Release Date: May 2021

From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, science cannot tell us how to measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or how to sculpt stone into all kinds of shapes, or what it feels like to blow up a balloon of glass. Handmade is the story of materials through making and doing. Author and material scientist Anna Ploszajski journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to comprehend how the most popular materials really work. Their accumulated knowledge through handson trial and error has been gathered by generation after generation of experimenters and tinkerers, and they understand the materiality of objects far better than any scientist with a textbook. Anna's is the fresh and entertaining perspective of someone at the forefront of the field. Each chapter centres around an everyday material and features Anna's accounts of learning from masters of their respective crafts. Along the way, she builds a fuller picture of materials and their place in society. She visits a female blacksmith artist to see, hear, smell and strike steel herself, explores how working with one of the most primal of materials, clay, has brought about some of the most advanced technologies, and delves down to the atomic scale of glass to find out what makes it 'glassy'. Handmade affords us a new understanding of the materials we encounter every day and an appreciation for the skills needed to fashion them into objects that are perfectly formed for the jobs they do.

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Evolution Gone Wrong: The Curious Reasons Why Our Bodies Work (Or Don’t) Audiobook

Evolution Gone Wrong: The Curious Reasons Why Our Bodies Work (Or Don’t)

Author: Alex Bezzerides Narrator: Joe Knezevich Release Date: May 2021

An eye-opening look into why our bodies work—or don’t—the way they do. From blurry vision to crooked teeth, ACLs (anterior cruciate ligaments) that tear at alarming rates and spines that seem to spend a lifetime falling apart, it’s surprising that human beings have beaten the odds as a species. After all, we’re the only survivors on our branch of the tree of life. Why do human mothers have such a life-endangering experience giving birth? And why are there entire medical specialties for teeth and feet? In this funny, wide-ranging and often surprising book, biologist Alex Bezzerides tells us from where we inherited our adaptable, achy, brilliant bodies in the process of evolution. The book traces the delightfully unexpected answers to these questions and many more: ·       Why do we blink? ·       Why don’t our teeth regularly fit in our mouths? ·       Why do women menstruate when so many other mammals don’t? ·       Why did humans stand up on two legs in the first place?

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