Reviews

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    Science & Society

    ‘Schrödinger’s Web’ offers a sneak peek at the quantum internet

    For an entertaining overview of the physics and technological advances paving the way for the quantum internet, read ‘Schrödinger’s Web.’

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  2. Science & Society

    ‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves

    A new book describes the interplay of nature and nurture as children, at least in Western societies, grow up.

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    Science & Society

    The board game Endangered shows just how hard conservation can be

    The new board game Endangered shows how working together is the only way for conservation to succeed.

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    Science & Society

    Ethan Hawke stars in ‘Tesla,’ a quirky biopic about the iconic inventor

    The new movie ‘Tesla’ follows the rise and fall of Nikola Tesla, whose early inventions panned out far better than later projects.

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    Science & Society

    A new Galileo biography draws parallels to today’s science denialism

    ‘Galileo and the Science Deniers’ delivers a fresh assessment of the life of a scientific legend and offers lessons for today.

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    Cosmology

    ‘The End of Everything’ explores the ways the universe could perish

    As Katie Mack explains in The End of Everything, the universe’s demise could be disastrously violent or deadly calm.

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    Space

    Two new books explore Mars — and what it means to be human

    ‘Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars’ and ‘The Sirens of Mars’ are surprisingly apt reads during the pandemic.

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    Science & Society

    All kinds of outbreaks, from COVID-19 to violence, share the same principles

    Adam Kucharski talks about his new book ‘The Rules of Contagion,’ a timely read during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Climate

    ‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

    The book "Tree Story" explains how scientists decipher tree rings to discover clues about past climates and ancient civilizations.

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  10. covers of six books about climate change
    Climate

    These 6 books explore climate change science and solutions

    Science News staff read recent books about climate change to help guide you to which ones you might like.

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    Climate

    What Michael Moore’s new film gets wrong about renewable energy

    Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans challenges renewable energy’s ability to fight climate change, but it’s riddled with errors and old information.

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    Neuroscience

    ‘The Idea of the Brain’ explores the evolution of neuroscience

    Despite advances, much about the human brain is still a mystery, a new book shows

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