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Rebecca Rupp

In “How Carrots Won The Trojan War” from Storey Publishing, author Rebecca Rupp tackles the totality of everything through the topical springboard of vegetables — even that potato on your plate has several tales to tell. Rupp is a prolific author, with numerous titles and subjects ranging from homeschooling to meteorology to neuroscience, peppered with a number of well-regard novels […]

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Review: Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

If you’re a fan of wunderkammers, then Taschen has released has released the bible of these curiosity cabinets — and if you know nothing about them, then this is a good place to start. “Cabinet of Natural Curiosities” consists of the entire collection of natural specimens belonging to Albertus Seba and as realized through the artists hired to compile his treasures […]

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Review: The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide by Richard A Muller and Joey Manfre

The horrible but beautiful truth is that data has no political leanings, it’s just stuff scientists notate, collate and report. Data can be manipulated to represent certain viewpoints, but it always exists in a pure form to provide a conduit to reality despite what the unsavory might bark about. Richard A. Muller’s “The Instant Physicist” follows that idea while parsing the information down to nuggets […]

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Review: The Wonderful Future That Never Was by Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics

Now that we are well past the point where we were headed into the future and find ourselves firmly planted in it, the cry of “Where’s my jet pack?” has bellowed from the lips of some who are disappointed with the way the future unfolded, at least ironically. “The Wonderful Future That Never Was,” put together by science fiction author […]

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Review: Far Out – 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Edge by Mark Pilkington

As the state of science literacy is continually bemoaned in the United States, it often seems to be a problem stemming from perception — that is, in a pop culture drenched society, science just doesn’t seem cool. It’s a silly thing to think, particularly because, in a pop culture drenched society, anything can be cool, it all depends on how […]

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