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Know this : today's most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments

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Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it’s technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, “become a big story, if not the big story.” In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org’s fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news?

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24510. ‡aKnow this : ‡btoday's most interesting and important scientific ideas, discoveries, and developments / ‡cedited by John Brockman.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bHarper Perennial, ‡c[2017]
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50500. ‡tPreface: The Edge question / ‡rJohn Brockman -- ‡tHuman progress quantified / ‡rSteven Pinker -- ‡tDoing more with less / ‡rFreeman Dyson -- ‡tThe "specialness" of humanity / ‡rKurt Gray -- ‡tJ.M. Bergoglio's 2015 review of global ecology / ‡rStuart Pimm -- ‡tLeaking, thinning, sliding ice / ‡rLaurence C. Smith -- ‡tGlaciers / ‡rRobert Trivers -- ‡tOur collective blind spot / ‡rJennifer Jacquet -- ‡tThree de-carbonizing scientific breakthroughs / ‡rBill Joy -- ‡tJuice / ‡rJames Croak -- ‡tA call to action / ‡rHans Ulrich Obrist -- ‡tA bridge between the 21st and 22nd century / ‡rKoo Jeong-A -- ‡tThe greatest environmental disaster / ‡rRichard Muller -- ‡tTechnobiophilic cities / ‡rScott Sampson -- ‡tLENR could supplant fossil fuels / ‡rCarl Page -- ‡tEmotions influence environmental well-being / ‡rJune Gruber -- ‡tGlobal warming redux: a serious challenge to our species / ‡rMilford H. Wolpoff -- ‡tBlue marble 2.0 / ‡rGiulio Boccaletti -- ‡tHigh-tech stone age / ‡rTor Nørretranders -- ‡tThe dematerialization of consumption / ‡rRory Sutherland -- ‡tScience made this possible / ‡rBruce Parker -- ‡tThe brain is a strange planet / ‡rDustin Yellin -- ‡tThe abdication of spacetime / ‡rDonald D. Hoffman -- ‡tThe news that wasn't there / ‡rAntony Garrett Lisi -- ‡tNo news is astounding news / ‡rLee Smolin -- ‡tOne hundred years of failure / ‡rSeth Lloyd -- ‡tHope beyond the Higgs Boson / ‡rSarah Demers -- ‡tAn unexpected, haunting signal / ‡rGerald Holton -- ‡tNews about how the physical world operates / ‡rLeonard Susskind -- ‡tUnpublicized implications of Hawking black-hole evaporation / ‡rFrank Tipler -- ‡tThe energy of nothing / ‡rAndrei Linde -- ‡tThe big bang cannot be what we thought it was / ‡rPaul J. Steinhardt -- ‡tAnomalies / ‡rStephon H. Alexander -- ‡tLooking where the light isn't / ‡rBrian G. Keating -- ‡tSimplicity / ‡rNeil Turok --
50580. ‡tThe LHC is working at full energy / ‡rGordon Kane -- ‡tNew probes of Einstein's curved spacetime--and beyond / ‡rSteve Giddings -- ‡tSupermassive black holes / ‡rJeremy Bernstein -- ‡tGigantic black holes at the center of galaxies / ‡rCarlo Rovelli -- ‡tThe universe is infinite / ‡rRudy Rucker -- ‡tAdvance LIGO and advanced Virgo / ‡rPaul Davies -- ‡tThe news is not the news / ‡rFrank Wilczek -- ‡tWe know all the particles and forces we're made of / ‡rSean Carroll -- ‡tComputational complexity and the nature of reality / ‡rAmanda Gefter -- ‡tEinstein was wrong / ‡rHans Halvorson -- ‡tReplacing magic with mechanism? / ‡rRoss Anderson -- ‡tQuantum entanglement is independent of space and time / ‡rAnton Zeilinger -- ‡tBreakthroughs become part of the culture / ‡rLisa Randall -- ‡tSpace exploration, new and old / ‡rRobert Provine -- ‡tPluto is a bump in the road / ‡rNicholas A. Christakis -- ‡tPluto now, then on to 550 AU / ‡rGregory Benford -- ‡tThe universe surprised us, close to home / ‡rLawrence M. Krauss -- ‡tProgress in rocketry / ‡rGeorge Dyson -- ‡tThe space age takes off...and returns to Earth again / ‡rPeter Schwartz -- ‡tHow widely should we draw the circle? / ‡rScott Aaronson -- ‡tA new algorithm showing what computers can and cannot do / ‡rJohn Naughton -- ‡tDesigner humans / ‡rMark Pagel -- ‡tCellular alchemy / ‡rRoger Highfield -- ‡tA terrible beauty has been born / ‡rRandolph Nesse -- ‡tDNA programming / ‡rPaul Dolan --
50580. ‡tHuman chimeras / ‡rDavid Haig -- ‡tThe race between genetic meltdown and germline engineering / ‡rJohn Tooby -- ‡tThe ongoing battles with pathogens / ‡rRobert Kurzban -- ‡tAntibiotics are dead; long live antibiotics! / ‡rAubrey De Grey -- ‡tThe 6 billion letters of our genome / ‡rEric Topol, M.D. -- ‡tSystems medicine / ‡rStuart A. Kauffman -- ‡tGrowing a brain in a dish / ‡rSimon Baron-Cohen -- ‡tSelf-driving genes are coming / ‡rStewart Brand -- ‡tLife diverging / ‡rJuan Enriquez -- ‡tFundamentally newsworthy / ‡rStuart Firestein -- ‡tPaleo-DNA and de-extinction / ‡rW. Tecumseh Fitch -- ‡tThe wisdom race is heating up / ‡rMax Tegmark -- ‡tTabby's star / ‡rYuri Milner -- ‡tExtraterrestrials don't land on Earth! / ‡rDavid Christian -- ‡tWe are not unique, but we are very much alone / ‡rAndrian Kreye -- ‡tBreakthrough listen / ‡rMartin J. Rees -- ‡tLife in the Milky Way / ‡rMario Livio -- ‡tThere is (already) life on Mars / ‡rMichael I. Norton -- ‡tThe breathtaking future of a connected world / ‡rChris J. Anderson -- ‡tEverything is computation / ‡rJoscha Bach -- ‡tIdentifying the principles, perhaps the laws, of intelligence / ‡rPamela McCorduck -- ‡tNeuro-news / ‡rNoga Arikha -- ‡tMicrobial attractions / ‡rPamela Rosenkranz -- ‡tThe epidemic of absence / ‡rMatt Ridley -- ‡tBugs R Us / ‡rNina Jablonski -- ‡tFecal microbiota transplants / ‡rJoichi Ito -- ‡tHi, guys / ‡rAlan Alda -- ‡tThe anti-democratic trend / ‡rDirk Helbing -- ‡tThe age of awareness / ‡rQuentin Hardy -- ‡tA large-scale personality research method / ‡rNathalie Nahai -- ‡tThe conquest of human scale / ‡rCharles Seife -- ‡tBig data and better government / ‡rMargaret Levi -- ‡tThis is the science-news essay you want to read / ‡rMarti Hearst -- ‡tThose annoying ads? The harbinger of good things to come / ‡rRoger Schank -- ‡tBiology versus choice / ‡rThalia Wheatley -- ‡tHow to be bad together / ‡rGloria Origgi -- ‡tPsychology's crisis / ‡rEllen Winner -- ‡tThe truthiness of scientific research / ‡rJudith Rich Harris --
50580. ‡tBlinded by data / ‡rGary Klein -- ‡tThe epistemic trainwreck of soft-side psychology / ‡rPhilip Tetlock -- ‡tScience itself / ‡rPaul Bloom -- ‡ta compelling explanation for scientific misconduct / ‡rLeo M. Chalupa -- ‡tSub-prime science / ‡rNicholas Humphrey -- ‡tThe infancy of meta-science / ‡rJonathan Schooler -- ‡tThe disillusion and the disaffection of poor white Americans / ‡rRichard Nisbett -- ‡tInequality of wealth and income: a runaway process / ‡rS. Abbas Raza -- ‡tThe age of visible thought / ‡rPeter Gabriel -- ‡tOur changing conceptions of what it means to be human / ‡rHoward Gardner -- ‡tComplete head transplants / ‡rKai Krause -- ‡tThe en-gendering of genius / ‡rRebecca Newberger Goldstein -- ‡tDiversity in science / ‡rGino Segre -- ‡tThe democratization of science / ‡rMichale Shermer -- ‡tNews about science news / ‡rSheizaf Rafaeli -- ‡tThe broadening scope of science / ‡rTania Lombrozo -- ‡tQ-bio / ‡rNigel Goldenfeld -- ‡tMathematics and reality / ‡rClifford Pickover -- ‡tSynthetic learning / ‡rKevin Kelly -- ‡tA genuine science of learning / ‡rKeith Devlin -- ‡tBayesian program learning / ‡rJohn C. Mather -- ‡tFSM (feces-standard money) / ‡rJaeweon Cho -- ‡tThe ironies of higher arithmetic / ‡rJim Holt -- ‡tBroke people ignoring $20 bills on the sidewalk / ‡rMichael Vassar -- ‡tWe fear the wrong things / ‡rDavid G. Myers -- ‡tLiving in terror of terrorism / ‡rGerd Gigerenzer -- ‡tThe state of the world isn't as bad as you think / ‡rSteven R. Quartz -- ‡tThe healthy diet u-turn / ‡rEd Regis -- ‡tFatty foods are good for your health / ‡rPeter Turchin -- ‡tPartisan hostility / ‡rJonathan Haidt -- ‡tCognitive science transforms moral philosophy / ‡rStephen P. Stich -- ‡tMorality is made of meat / ‡rOliver Scott Curry -- ‡tPeople kill because it's the right thing to do / ‡rJames J. O'Donnell -- ‡tInterdisciplinary social research / ‡rZiyad Marar -- ‡tIntellectual convergence / ‡rAdam Alter -- ‡tWeapons technology powered human evolution / ‡rTimothy Taylor -- ‡tThe immune system: a grand unifying theory for biomedical research / ‡rBuddhini Samarasinghe -- ‡tHarnessing our natural defenses against cancer / ‡rMichael E. Hochberg --
50580. ‡tCancer drugs for brain diseases / ‡rTodd C. Sacktor -- ‡tThe most powerful carcinogen may be entropy / ‡rGeorge John-- The decline of cancer / ‡rA.C. Grayling -- ‡tThe mating crisis among educated women / ‡rDavid M. Buss -- ‡tThe most important x...y...z... / ‡rJared Diamond -- ‡tThe mother of all addictions / ‡rHelen Fisher -- ‡tThe trust metric / ‡rJohn Gottman -- ‡tOptogenetics / ‡rChristian Keysers -- ‡tNootropic neural news / ‡rGeorge Church -- ‡tMemory is a labile fabrication / ‡rKate Jeffery -- ‡tThe continually new you / ‡rStephen M. Kosslyn -- ‡tToddlers can master computers / ‡rAlison Gopnik -- ‡tThe predictive brain / ‡rLisa Feldman Barrett -- ‡tA new imaging tool / ‡rAlun Anderson -- ‡tSensors: accelerating the pace of scientific discovery / ‡rPaul Saffo -- ‡t3D printing in the medical field / ‡rSyed Tasnim Raza -- ‡tDeep science / ‡rBrian Knutson -- ‡tA world that counts / ‡rAlex (Sandy) Pentland -- ‡tProgramming reality / ‡rNeil Gershenfeld -- ‡tPointing is a prerequisite for language / ‡rN.J. Enfield -- ‡tMacro-criminal networks / ‡rEduardo Salcedo-Albarán -- ‡tVirtual reality goes mainstream / ‡rThomas Metzinger -- ‡tThe twin tides of change / ‡rTimo Hannay -- ‡tImaging deep learning / ‡rAndy Clark -- ‡tThe neural net reloaded / ‡rJamshed Bharucha -- ‡tDifferentiable programming / ‡rDavid Dalrymple -- ‡tDeep learning, semantics, and society / ‡rSteve Omohundro -- ‡tSeeing our cyborg selves / ‡rThomas A. Bass -- ‡tThe rejection of science itself / ‡rDouglas Rushkoff -- ‡tRe-thinking artificial intelligence / ‡rRodney A. Brooks -- ‡tI, for one / ‡rJoshua Bongard -- ‡tData sets over algorithms / ‡rAlexander Wissner-Gross -- ‡tBiological methods of mental illness reflect essentialist biases / ‡rBruce Hood -- ‡tNeuroprediction / ‡rAbigail Marsh -- ‡tThe thin line between mental illness and mental health / ‡rJoel Gold -- ‡tTheodiversity / ‡rAra Norenzayan -- ‡tModernity is winning / ‡rGregory Paul -- ‡tReligious morality is mostly below the belt / ‡rMichael McCullough --
50580. ‡tA science of the consequences / ‡rLuca De Biase -- ‡tCreation of a "no ethnic majority" society / ‡rDavid Berreby -- ‡tInterconnectedness / ‡rIrene Pepperberg -- ‡tEarly life adversity and collective outcomes / ‡rLinda Wilbrecht -- ‡tWe're still behind / ‡rMary Catherine Bateson -- ‡tNeural hacking, handprints, and the empathy deficit / ‡rDaniel Goleman -- ‡tSend in the drones / ‡rDiana Reiss -- ‡tThat dress / ‡rSusan Blackmore -- ‡tAnthropic capitalism and the new gimmick economy / ‡rEric R. Weinstein -- ‡tThe origin of Europeans / ‡rGregory Cochran -- ‡tThe platinum rule: dense, heavy, but worth it / ‡rHazel Rose Markus -- ‡tAdjusting to feathered dinosaurs / ‡rJohn McWhorter -- ‡tPeople are animals / ‡rLaura Betzig -- ‡tThe longevity of news / ‡rDiana Deutsch -- ‡tWeather prediction has quietly gotten better / ‡rSamuel Arbesman -- ‡tThe word: first as art, then as science / ‡rBrian Christian -- ‡tThe convergence of images and technology / ‡rVictoria Wyatt -- ‡tThe mindful meeting of minds / ‡rChristine Finn -- ‡tCarpe diem / ‡rErnst Pöppel -- ‡tLinking the levels of human variation / ‡rElizabeth Wrigley-Field -- ‡tChallenging the value of a university education / ‡rSteve Fuller -- ‡tThe hermeneutic hypercycle / ‡rMaximilian Schich -- ‡tRethinking authority with the blockchain crypto enlightenment / ‡rMelanie Swan -- ‡tEnvoi: we may all die horribly / ‡rRobert Sapolsky.
520 . ‡aScientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it’s technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, “become a big story, if not the big story.” In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org’s fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news?
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7001 . ‡aBrockman, John, ‡d1941- ‡eeditor.
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