Popular Science

Science intended for a non-technical audience.

The Gene: An Intimate History
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life
How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to the Calcaneum
The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time
Irrationally yours : on missing socks, pick-up lines and other existential puzzles
A Brief History of Time
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Selfish Gene
Green Illusions
Bad Science
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Cosmos
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The God Delusion
The Grand Design
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What If? by Randall MunroeGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Meaning of It All by Richard FeynmanJust My Type by Simon GarfieldGadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright
Books featured in Vsauce's videos
50 books — 19 voters
Inside of a Dog by Alexandra HorowitzOn the Move by Oliver SacksWild Ones by Jon MooallemThe Confidence Game by Maria KonnikovaHeadstrong by Rachel Swaby
Science Friday Podcast
89 books — 15 voters

30 Days by Joanna TilsleyThe New Science of Strong Materials by J.E. GordonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondGerm Theory by Robert GaynesDesign as Art by Bruno Munari
The Wonder of Stuff
19 books — 6 voters
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard FeynmanThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsDNA by James D. WatsonThe Language Instinct by Steven PinkerThe Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins
Popular Science for Smarties
91 books — 17 voters

Resurrection Science by M.R. O'ConnorOnce & Future Giants by Sharon LevyHow to Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro
De-Extinction Science
3 books — 1 voter
The Case of the Frozen Addicts by J. William LangstonThe Best Bits of Physics by Alasdair C. ShawThe Demon-Haunted World by Carl SaganWonderful Life by Stephen Jay GouldInside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
How Science Works
13 books — 2 voters



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Silletti and I, for instance, chewed out cotton wads for the same amount of time. I produced .78 milliliters of stimulated saliva; she produced 1.4. She tried to reassure me. "It doesn't say anything about how good you are or how good I am with saliva." "Erika, I'm a dried up husk." "Don't say that, Mary.
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