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The remarkable adaptability of the human brain

In “Livewired,” neuroscientist David Eagleman shows how the brain shapes itself by interacting with the outside world.

A new kind of climate change book brings emotions to the table

"All We Can Save" doesn't shy away from doom or hope, encompassing the enormity of climate change

A reading and listening list for scientific anti-racism

Angry about the murder of George Floyd? Want to learn more? Start here

Could science actually make Game of Thrones happen? Sometimes!

"Fire, Ice and Physics" breaks down the science behind Game Of Thrones, including beheadings, White Walkers and wildfire

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Buy your scientist Valentine books from our reading list

Our writers' recommendations for books about health, including pain, teeth, sex, and mental health

David Hu sells quirky research with an apartment full of snakes

"How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls" welcomes readers to the strange world of biolocomotion

100 vignettes that will make you excited to talk about the weather

Andy Revkin and Lisa Mechaley's book tells the history of weather, from the creation of the atmosphere to today

There was so much more to Rachel Carson beyond 'Silent Spring'

The trained zoologist and a bureaucrat pushed for environmental safety her whole life

'Visualizing Disease' is an illuminating history of how we started to see medicine

Though beautifully printed, the book will most appeal to modern practitioners

A neuroscientist reviews Michael Pollan's 'How to Change Your Mind'

The book shines new light on the revitalized field of psychedelic medicine

Mark Lynas on the complexity of disagreeing on GMOs

'I try to take people at face value in terms of what their objections are, and to not ascribe them with ill-intent'

The art of publicly changing your mind on GMOs

'Seeds of Science' makes a persuasive case for GM technology by a man who used to oppose it

'Being Ecological' is a book with admirable aims and a tangled execution

Prioritizing data over action can be counterproductive – but so is a muddled message

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The Lyme wars are upon us. We should probably read up on them

By 2050, 12 percent of the US population will likely be infected by Lyme-causing pathogen