New eBook! Is Logic Lost? The Science of Thought Explores How Emotion Outweighs Evidence

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How Rational Are We?

Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

Why do facts fail to change people’s minds? In this eBook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices.

Evolution: The Human Odyssey

The complex story of human evolution is a tale seven million years in the making. In this eBook, we explore the discoveries revising that story, from new fossils adding branches to our family tree to DNA analyses of how human species interbred.

The Science of Diet & Exercise

Evidence is starting to reveal that what you eat is as important as how much you eat and that caloric burn stays virtually constant, regardless of activity. The eight articles in this collection present the most recent research examining the details of the metabolic process.

Unlocking Happiness

Take control and retrain your brain to achieve a happier, healthier state of mind. In this ebook, we examine psychological approaches shown to boost mood and contentment, including reframing negative events, increasing resilience through self-compassion and practicing mindfulness.

Martin Gardner: The Magic and Mystery of Numbers

Martin Gardner introduced many readers to real mathematics, making the subject accessible and fun for more than 25 years. In this eBook, we focus on all flavors of number, from common integers and negative numbers to figurate numbers and the exotic random number, Omega, which can be described but not computed.

The Higgs Boson: Searching for the God Particle

One of the biggest discoveries in physics, the quest for the Higgs boson demonstrates the value of a good theory. In this eBook, we’ve gathered our best reporting to analyze the search, the discovery and the ongoing questions.

Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative Diseases

Brain disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are increasing in incidence as the population ages. In this eBook, we examine these and other conditions involving the damage and loss of neurons, including other forms of dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis (MS).


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