BookLab
From neurons to nanotech and from quarks to the cosmos, BookLab is the podcast that puts science books under the microscope! Join hosts Dan Falk and Amanda Gefter for a look at the latest in popular science writing: what’s new, what’s hot, and what you ought to be reading right now.

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Featured Book:  Superintelligence, by Nick Bostrom.

Within a few decades, our computers could be smarter than we are.  According to Nick Bostrom, we should be afraid of where Artificial Intelligence may lead us.

And on the nightstand:  Our Final Hour, by Martin Rees; and Tubes, by Andrew Blum.

Direct download: BookLab_004.mp3
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Featured Book:  Colliding Worlds, by Arthur I. Miller.

The art-science connection:  Over the last 50 years, the world of modern art has been completely transformed, Arthur I. Miller argues, because of the influence that modern science has had on art and artists.

And on the nightstand:  Logicomix, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou; and Only the Longest Threads, by Tasneem Zehra Husain.

Direct download: BookLab_003.mp3
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Featured Book:  Consciousness and the Brain, by Stanislas Deheane.

Stanislas Deheane tackles the problem of consciousness, and tells us how his own research is helping to explain how that three-and-a-half pound lump of squishy gray mater inside your head does what it does.

And on the nightstand:  Time Reborn, by Lee Smolin; and The Idea Factory, by Jon Gertner.

Direct download: BookLab_002.mp3
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Featured Book:  Our Mathematical Universe, by Max Tegmark.

How many universes are there, anyway?  Physicist Max Tegmark says there could be an infinite number of them, and he argues the case in his latest book.

And on the nightstand:  A Universe from Nothing, by Lawrence Krauss; and Me Myself and Why, by Jennifer Oullette.

Direct download: BookLab_001.mp3
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