Science & Technology

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Bios & Memoirs, Science & Technology26/07/2014 • 128kbps

Written by: Sam Kean Narrated by: Sean Runnette Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins Audible Ratings: 4.10 (2061 ratings) “The Disappearing Spoon is my favorite kind of science journalism: it reveals a hidden universe in the form of a thrilling tale.” —BoingBoing “Arthur C. Clarke once noted that truly advanced science cannot be distinguished from magic. Kean succeeds in giving […]

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Science & Technology10/07/2014 • 128kbps

Written by: Jared Diamond Narrated by: Rob Shapiro Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins Audible Ratings: 4.30 (220 ratings) The Development of an Extraordinary Species…. We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet – having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned […]

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Psychology & The Mind, Science & Technology27/04/2014 • 128kbps

Written by: Dan Ariely Narrated by: Simon Jones Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins Audible Ratings: 4.20 (3392 ratings) Why do our headaches persist after taking a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a 50-cent aspirin? Why does recalling the 10 Commandments reduce our tendency to lie, even when we couldn’t possibly be caught? Why do we splurge […]

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