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“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” — Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking w
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Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, is back with another mind-bending work of accessible science writing, Reality Is Not What It Seems.
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In The Hunt for Vulcan, author Thomas Levenson shares the story of how a radical new theory from Einstein helped banish a planet that never even existed.
By Nathan Gelgud 4 min read
In Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn, Samantha Gefter explores the universe and her own career as a science writer.
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In his new book 'Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality,' a hybrid of theory and memoir, MIT physics professor and cosmologist Max Tegmark explains a version of reality made up entirely of math.