94 books — 5 voters
Science intended for a non-technical audience.
Sciencefriday's Best Science Books
Science Friday Radio Show/Podcast
103 books — 40 voters
57 books — 25 voters
Non-Fiction for Intelligent Readers
31 books — 6 voters
Arabic Popular Science - علوم مُبسطة/شعبية بالعربية
132 books — 88 voters
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“ What worries me is the acceptance of the importance of feelings without any effort to understand their complex biological and sociocultural machinery. The best example of this attitude can be found in the attempt to explain bruised feelings or irrational behavior by appealing to surface social causes or the action of neurotransmitters, two explanations that pervade the social discourse as presented in the visual and printed media; and in the attempt to correct personal and social problems with m ...more ”
“ Lysenkoism may be useful only because it provides a lesson. Whether we like it or not, the days of the independent scientist and of independent science are about over. The more important science becomes in the lives of individuals and of nations, the more it will need popular support and will have to submit to social control. But the forms and techniques of this support and control have not yet been devised and tested. The problem is a new one. The Soviet rulers have tried a solution, but their ...more ”
Welcome to the Marine Science Book Club on Goodreads: A popular science book club focusing on ma…more
[close] Welcome to the Marine Science Book Club on Goodreads: A popular science book club focusing on marine science books. New members interested in marine biology, geology, oceanography and the sea in general are welcome to join and read some books!!
13 members, last active 3 years ago
Actively read and discuss modern science and the books that define it for the masses. With a foc…more
[close] Actively read and discuss modern science and the books that define it for the masses. With a focus on novels that are conceptually stimulating with engaging writing. Note: Group name contains amperstand because it is awesome.
8 members, last active 6 years ago
A place to read and discuss some great science books from across all fields of biology, chemistr…more
[close] A place to read and discuss some great science books from across all fields of biology, chemistry, and physics. Add suggestions to the group's shelves and I'll make polls to decide what to read next, so vote for the one you want. All discussion threads are open indefinitely, so feel free to join in, contribute, share links to cool things you find etc whenever. We aim to read one book every two weeks.
184 members, last active 3 years ago
The purpose of this Q&A is to answer any questions about my popular science book "The First Brai…more
[close] The purpose of this Q&A is to answer any questions about my popular science book "The First Brain". I will also gladly discuss planarians in general in the context of their neurobiology and / or pharmacology. Thanks for your interest! Please be civil and appropriate!
6 members, last active 5 years ago
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