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This is Your Mind on Plants
The Icepick Surgeon
It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything
Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything
Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
The Science of Storytelling
The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives
Your Life in My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story
Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
A Brief History of Time
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Selfish Gene
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Bad Science
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow
The Grand Design
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Blood River by Tim ButcherResilience by Gleb TsipurskyReturning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams by Gleb TsipurskyThe Blindspots Between Us by Gleb TsipurskyNever Go With Your Gut by Gleb Tsipursky
Mind-changing Nonfiction
86 books — 70 voters
Buzz, Sting, Bite by Anne Sverdrup-ThygesonThe Radium Girls by Kate  MooreThe Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace JohnsonSuperior by Angela SainiBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Science Books Sarah Recommends
17 books — 1 voter

The Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. FeynmanThe Greatest Show on Earth by Richard DawkinsEuler by William DunhamThe Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
Popular Science for Smarties
126 books — 32 voters
The Blindspots Between Us by Gleb TsipurskyResilience by Gleb TsipurskyPro Truth by Gleb TsipurskyReturning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams by Gleb TsipurskyNever Go With Your Gut by Gleb Tsipursky
Non-Fiction for Intelligent Readers
59 books — 46 voters

The Martian by Andy WeirThe Lost City of Z by David GrannThe Invention of Nature by Andrea WulfOn the Move by Oliver SacksThe Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Science Friday Radio Show/Podcast
104 books — 43 voters
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsWrestling with Moses by Anthony FlintThe Economy of Cities by Jane JacobsCities and the Wealth of Nations by Jane JacobsHappy City by Charles Montgomery
Urban Planning 101 (Pop Sci)
81 books — 1 voter

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Derek     Thompson
The line from psychologists is, if you’ve seen it before, it hasn’t killed you yet.
Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Neil deGrasse Tyson
For reasons I have yet to understand, many people don’t like chemicals, which might explain the perennial movement to rid foods of them. <...> Personally, I am quite comfortable with chemicals, anywhere in the universe. My favorite stars, as well as my best friends, are all made of them.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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