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Pierre-André de Chalendar
The Urban Challenge Reviving the desire to live in a city
Once the seductive symbol of sophistication and unlimited possibility, the city has become synonymous in our imagination with sprawl...
James E. Darnell
Up from Mississippi A memoir
How did a young native of the American South, raised in an era of racism and segregation, rise to a highly decorated position at the forefront of molecular biology research?
Philippe Cury, Daniel Pauly
“A system is viable only if it combines speed and slowness,” write Philippe Cury and Daniel Pauly. “Nature’s cycles tell us that viability requires a combination of these dynamics—fast and slow, innovation and inertia.”...
The Science of Light From Galileo’s Telescope to Quantum Physics
Light has fascinated mankind since the dawn of time...
How Music Sculpts Our Brain
How does the process of learning music impact our brain? To what extent does it foster curiosity, attention and enhance memory?
Denis Le Bihan
Einstein's Error At the Frontiers of the Brain and the Cosmos
At the crossroads of physics and neuroscience: a new approach to brain function based on Einstein's work on relativity and the cosmological constant.
The Hyperpower of Informatics
Gérard Berry shows how information and data have come to occupy a central role not only in our technologies and sciences, but also in our daily lives...
Itzhak Fried, Alain Berthoz, Gretty M. Mirdal
The Brains That Pull the Triggers Syndrome E
History shows us the same grim phenomenon over and over: under extreme circumstances, apparently ordinary citizens turn into merciless torturers and systematic executioners of defenseless victims...