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Generations of physicists have claimed that time is an illusion. But not all agree. In his book Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that time exists--and he says time is key to understanding the evolution of the universe.
In Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the colossal errors committed by scientific greats, from chemist Linus Pauling's botched model of DNA, to Charles Darwin's failure to understand genetics--the very mechanism of natural selection.
Charles Kingsley’s 150-year-old morality fable reflects the contradictory impulses of the Victorian era.
At the center of the plot lines in Jean Thompson’s novel is a philanthropist who wants to bribe people into virtue.
“Happy, Happy, Happy” by Phil Robertson is No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list — the second best seller spawned by the reality show “Duck Dynasty.”
The digital-age transparency we’ve grown accustomed to may threaten the spirit of democracy, Evgeny Morozov warns.