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Dan Falk

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Halifax, Canada



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I'm a science journalist, author, and broadcaster based in Toronto, Canada. I've written three books so far: My first book, Universe on a T-Shirt, looked at the quest for a unified theory of physics, while In Search of Time explored the physics and philosophy of time.

I'm very excited about my new book, The Science of Shakespeare, to be published this April! This time I turn the clock back 400 years, investigating the period we now call the Scientific Revolution, and looking at the interplay between science and literature in the age of Shakespeare.

The book is published in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press and in Canada by Goose Lane.

Visit my website at www.danfalk.ca -- I'd love to hear what you think of my books!

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast called BookLab, hosted by myself and science journalist Amanda Gefter. Every two weeks, Amanda and I review the latest in popular science books. Look for the podcast on LibSyn or SoundCloud, or subscribe on iTunes. We hope you enjoy it!
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It was the top science story of 2016, if not the decade: Physicists had finally detected elusive ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, produced by a pair of colliding black holes. These subtle waves were predicted by Einstein’s theory o ...more
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Science writer James Gleick is best known for books like Chaos: Making a New Science; Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman; and, more recently, his 2011 book, The Information. One of my favorites is his short but lively biography of Isaac ...more
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Science journalist Pagan Kennedy -- perhaps best known for her innovation column in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, which ran for several years -- explores the "science of invention," with a close-up look at the lives of several forward-thinking ...more
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Siddhartha Mukherjee’s previous book, "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," won the Pulitzer prize in 2011, and many readers will dive into “The Gene: An Intimate History” with high expectations. I don’t think they’ll be disappointed. ...more
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Nick Bostrom believes that computer superintelligence is one of the greatest threats facing our species, arguing the case in this comprehensive, scholarly work. It’s not a light read: Bostrom, founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute at ...more
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“The urge to cram the maximum number of activities into the minimum amount of time, notes French cultural commentator Francois Tournier, makes us “prisoners of the present… If we do not slow down, we risk becoming alienated from our own future.”
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