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.

Featured Book:  The Human Age, by Diane Ackerman.

Human beings have completely transformed the planet, and even greater changes lie ahead.  According to Diane Ackerman, we must now harness human creativity and create the world we want to live in.

And on the nightstand:  The Moral Landscape, by Sam Harris; and Eureka! By Chad Orzel.

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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.

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