A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times science writer travels across the country to evaluate the present state of the artificial intelligence and the intelligence-augmentation debate, delving into the science-fiction worlds that are fast becoming a reality and talks to the insiders who are shaping the future.
Changing the way we think about food forever, an eye-opening exposé shows how the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate plans, funds and spreads the food science that enables it to produce cheap, imperishable rations, examining the U.S. military's influence on the American food industry.
The author examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving.
A definitive account of the tragedy that gripped the nation — and resulted in the most firefighter deaths since 9/11 — tells the full story of what happened on Arizona's Granite Mountain on June 30, 2013, where 19 wildland firefighters, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, lost their lives.
An award-winning environmentalist discusses what is being done to keep the world's population fed, from family farms to corporate cowboys investing in the Ukraine and a Canadian aquaculturist who incorporates the traditions of ancient China.
Advocates for the use of video games to revolutionize learning and highlights visionaries who have created a video game version of Thoreau's "Walden Pond" and had their students create an opera in Minecraft.
Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.
The co-founder of the Stationery Club and the Boring Conference presents an entertaining history of the office supplies that everyone takes for granted, shining a light on the invention of pencils, highlighters and paperclips and the fascinating people behind the objects.
Combining sage advice from Ovid and Mary Oliver with practical descriptions of tools and varieties of wood, the author, who quit her desk job to become a carpenter, shares the joys and frustrations of learning to make things by hand in an occupation that is 99 percent male.