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Future science : essays from the cutting edge / edited and with a preface by Max Brockman.

Contributor(s): Brockman, Max.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Vintage original.Publisher: New York : Vintage, c2011Description: xv, 247 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780307741912 (pbk.); 0307741915 (pbk.).Subject(s): Science -- Forecasting | Technological forecastingDDC classification: Other classification: SCI000000
Contents:
On the coming age of ocean exploration / Kevin P. Hand -- Children's helping hands / Felix Warneken -- Molecular cut and paste : the new generation of biological tools / William McEwan -- Next step : infinity / Anthony Aguirre -- Nurture, nature, and the stress that is life / Daniela Kaufer and Darlene Francis -- What can huge data sets teach us about society and ourselves? / Jon Kleinberg -- On the universality of attractiveness / Coren Apicella -- To err is primate / Laurie R. Santos -- Our brains know why we do what we do / Samuel M. McClure -- Is shame necessary? / Jennifer Jacquet -- Plant immunity in a changing world / Kirsten Bomblies -- The emergence of human audiovisual communication / Asif A. Ghazanfar -- Why rejection hurts / Naomi I. Eisenberger -- Finding the mind in the body / Joshua Knobe -- Should the law depend on luck? / Fiery Cushman -- How we read people's moral minds / Liane Young -- How odd I am! / Daniel Haun -- Where does human diversity come from? / Joan Y. Chiao.
Summary: "Eighteen of the top young scientists at work today present for the lay reader the latest developments in the fields of evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, genetic engineering, and climate science"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Editor Max Brockman introduces the work of some of today's brightest and most innovative young scientists in this fascinating and exciting collection of writings that describe the very boundaries of our knowledge. Future Science features nineteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their innovative work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Featured in this collection are William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity; Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically; Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about society and ourselves; and Anthony Aguirre, a physicist, who gives readers a tantalizing glimpse of infinity"-- Provided by publisher.

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