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Mike

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  • "Excellent, informative, concise"

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    This was exactly what I was looking for. It is one of the most concise, informative, and information packed books on human evolution that you will find on Audible. It's like reading a condensed version of four or five books on human evolutionary development in one, as it not only covers various aspects of human evolution (bipedalism, competition with other hominids, tool use, diet, brain size, DNA research, etc.), but also balances the consensus opinions with competing theories/interpretations of data (e.g. an African origin of h. sapiens vs. multiple groups of hominids across Asia and Africa that evolved separately but intermixed).

    I prefer this balanced approach over books that have a specific thesis or unifying theme(s), as they do not provide as much if any balance to the author's point of view, leaving you wondering about the objectivity of the narrative. This book doesn't have a marketing gimmick to skew its presentation of the facts.

    The level of detail in this book is sometimes comparable to a college lecture. For example, this book frequently cites dates and does not shy away from referencing lesser known homo species by name, e.g. "H. antecessor" and "H. ergaster" along with the more familiar "H. erectus" and "H. sapiens", etc. Also, in several instances the book will explain the logic or methodology behind certain assumptions or findings, e.g. how and why mitochondrial DNA can be used to trace maternal lineage back in time to an "Eve", and date her existence. It then usually provides a few examples, mention a few counter-points for balance, and then moves on.

    Unlike a college lecture, the presentation is so well organized and so well paced that it keeps your interest. It never gets bogged down on extraneous details or issues, never sounds like it's wasting space trying to justify a theme, etc. Here are some facts, mechanics, conclusions, examples, counterpoints... next topic.

    The reader is quick, so it's almost like 4 hours of info.

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    Human Evolution: Scientific American Special Edition

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    Reading the cracked brown fragments of fossils and sequences of DNA, scientists have found clues that the story of human origins has more convolutions than previously thought. The account of our shared human heritage now includes more controversial plot twists and mysteries. Was the remarkable seven-million-year-old skull found in July 2002 in Chad really one of our first forebears, or a distant dead-end cousin with precociously evolved features?

    Mike says: "Excellent, informative, concise"
  • "Fascinating and well worth it!"

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    This is fascinating audio article that presents a behind the scenes look at how the scientific community would react if it discovered proof of alien life. This isn't based on speculation but an actual incident where, for the better part of the day, a group of astronomers believed they had discovered just such proof. *** It then goes on to discuss related issues, such as how you would confirm a signal was extraterrestrial, the likely dissent in the scientific community, how one might decipher the transmission (my favorite part), how long that might take (years?) if at all, speculation as to what that message might be, whether we should be transmitting our own messages (Stephen Hawking says it may not be safe), how far our television transmissions have traveled in the galaxy already, and so on.

    One of the more amazing comments was from an astronomer at Berkeley who has "played a leading role in the discovery of dozens of extra-solar planets"; he predicts that space based telescopes will be able to map the continents and oceans of planets in other solar systems by the end of the century. Conversely, an alien civilization with a mere 1,000 year technological head start on us would likely have far more impressive capabilities, e.g. the ability to listen to our satellite communications.

    It ends with a discussion on the Fermi Paradox (the apparent conflict between predictions that intelligent life is abundant in the galaxy/universe and the lack of evidence for such alien life).

    My only "complaint" is that it wasn't longer. (However, at 23 minutes in length, it's longer than most "half hour" TV shows, when you factor in commercials) If you're interested in astronomy and/or the search for alien life in the universe, it is very much worth the mere $1.36 (just don't use a credit!)

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    Scientific American: Contact - The Day After

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    Tim Folger reports on a worldwide collaborative effort to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

    Mike says: "Fascinating and well worth it!"
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  • Audible Fast Company, 1-Month Subscription

    "Please, please -- A New Narrator!"

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    I love the writing and the subject matter -- but PLEASE, get a reader who will do justice to the stories. The periods, commas, exclamation marks, and titles are there for a reason! Yes, the guy has a nice resonant "radio voice" but I'd trade that in an instant for someone who will read with just a tad more passion and interest.

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  • "Very Educational"

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    This weekly is the most up to date material I've seen in a long time.
    Very educational and interesting new projects that are being done.
    I give this one 5 stars.

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    Science News, 1-Month Subscription

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. Since its debut in 1922, the publication has been known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Science News is committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman will find interesting and easy to digest.

    Science News is available in audio exclusively at Audible.

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  • 4.3 (26 ratings)
    The Body Speaks: Scientific American Mind  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    The Body Speaks: Scientific American Mind

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    This edition of Scientific American Mind contains six articles. You will hear about exciting new advances in the early detection of autism, how people can be trained to recover their lost sense of smell, the special language skills that set humans apart from their fellow animals, and how the body speaks.

  • 4.3 (11 ratings)
    Scientific American, April 2006  by Scientific American Narrated by Scientific American

    Scientific American, April 2006

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    This month, we'll hear about unusually smart animals, a new, even-greener brand of hybrid, a new compound that stops bacteria from mutating to resist antibiotics, and a look at the effect of globalization on the world's poor.

  • 4.1 (118 ratings)
    The Brain: Scientific American Mind  by Scientific American Narrated by uncredited

    The Brain: Scientific American Mind

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    Studying how the mind and brain work sounds like it ought to be about as futile as trying to grab handfuls of air. Yet psychology, neuroscience and related fields have made amazing progress. This special issue of Scientific American reviews just a sliver of the discoveries that investigators from around the globe have made about the workings of our inner lives. The breadth of subjects tracks the vastness of thought.

    Douglas says: "It was pretty good..."
  • 3.8 (115 ratings)
    Science News, 1-Month Subscription  by Science Service Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, 1-Month Subscription

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. Since its debut in 1922, the publication has been known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Science News is committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman will find interesting and easy to digest.

    Science News is available in audio exclusively at Audible.

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  • 4.0 (110 ratings)
    The Science of Persuasion: Scientific American (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Cialdini, Scientific American Narrated by Sal Giangrasso

    The Science of Persuasion: Scientific American

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    From the pages of Scientific American magazine: "The Science of Persuasion" reveals how sales people and politicians, as well as friends and family, get others to agree to what they want.

    Shaina H says: "Direct and to the point"
  • 3.9 (107 ratings)
    Creativity: Scientific American Mind  by Scientific American Mind Narrated by uncredited

    Creativity: Scientific American Mind

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    The cover story in this issue explains how creativity and brilliance arises in all of us. Then, we'll take a look at the latest theories behind the experience commonly known as 'deja-vu'. Also, we'll learn about a mental breakdown that causes apathy so extreme it could become deadly, as well as Capgras syndrome, a perception disorder that causes people to think their loved ones have been replaced by extraterrestrial body doubles.

    Prospyros says: "Loved it"
  • 4.0 (82 ratings)
    Memory, Fear & Anger: Scientific American Mind  by Scientific American Narrated by uncredited

    Memory, Fear & Anger: Scientific American Mind

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    The cover story reveals how painful, long-term memories might actually be erased with the use of drugs at just the right moment. Then, an article that asks a provocative question - can we cure fear? Following that, it's an examination of anger -- should you control your emotions or let them rip? Next, it's a look at the persistence of myths -- and their connection to the brain's biological needs. Our fifth article seeks to explode one myth -- about the value of self-esteem.

  • 3.8 (77 ratings)
    Audible Technology Review, 1-Month Subscription  by Technology Review Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Audible Technology Review, 1-Month Subscription

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    Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    James says: "In-depth and well-rounded"
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  • 4.0 (74 ratings)
    Scientific American, 1-Month Subscription

    Scientific American, 1-Month Subscription

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    Scientific American is the most well-known and most highly-respected science and technology monthly in the world. It plays a vital role in bringing scientific and technological achievement to the attention of the general public. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Fiona says: "Interesting marred by poor narration"
  • 3.9 (73 ratings)
    Human Evolution: Scientific American Special Edition  by Scientific American Narrated by uncredited

    Human Evolution: Scientific American Special Edition

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    Reading the cracked brown fragments of fossils and sequences of DNA, scientists have found clues that the story of human origins has more convolutions than previously thought. The account of our shared human heritage now includes more controversial plot twists and mysteries. Was the remarkable seven-million-year-old skull found in July 2002 in Chad really one of our first forebears, or a distant dead-end cousin with precociously evolved features?

    Mike says: "Excellent, informative, concise"
  • 4.1 (73 ratings)
    Consciousness: Scientific American Mind  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Consciousness: Scientific American Mind

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    This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.

    Douglas says: "Good Issue..."
  • Science News, 1-Month Subscription  by Science Service Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, 1-Month Subscription

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. Since its debut in 1922, the publication has been known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Science News is committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman will find interesting and easy to digest.

    Science News is available in audio exclusively at Audible.

    A User says: "Right level of detail"
  • Audible Technology Review, 1-Month Subscription  by Technology Review Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Audible Technology Review, 1-Month Subscription

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    Technology Review, the award winning magazine from MIT, is the only publication you need to keep up with what's happening in every area of emerging technology. Audible Technology Review incorporates key feature stories from the magazine and is published ten times each year. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    James says: "In-depth and well-rounded"
  • Scientific American, 1-Month Subscription

    Scientific American, 1-Month Subscription

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    Scientific American is the most well-known and most highly-respected science and technology monthly in the world. It plays a vital role in bringing scientific and technological achievement to the attention of the general public. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Fiona says: "Interesting marred by poor narration"
  • Scientific American, June 2014  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American, June 2014

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    In this issue: "Good Habits, Bad Habits": Researchers are pinpointing the brain circuits that can help us form good habits and break bad ones. "Germ Catcher": Machines are being developed for hospitals that can quickly identify virtually any bacterium, virus or fungus. "Summon the Rain": Governments and farmers worldwide spend millions every year trying to control the weather. New science suggests they might be on to something. "Seeds of a Cure": Researchers are running clinical trials with traditional herbal medicines—and generating promising leads.

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  • Scientific American: The Joyful Mind (






UNABRIDGED) by Morten L. Kringelbach, Kent C. Berridge Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: The Joyful Mind

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    A new understanding of how the brain generates pleasure could lead to better treatment of addiction and depression - and even to a new science of happiness.

  • Audible Technology Review, August 2014  by Technology Review Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Audible Technology Review, August 2014

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    You’ll learn how Facebook is pushing beyond data-driven studies on voting, sharing, and organ-donation prompts, to make people feel good or bad. You’ll hear how inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is working with Google to apply his theory of intelligence to understanding online information. You’ll learn how Amazon’s Fire Phone could make visual search easier, better, and more popular. You’ll hear how IBM is working on a new computer chip – which could be up to five times faster than current transistors. You’ll learn how smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability. And you’ll hear news from the worlds of Biomedicine, Technology and Communications.

  • Scientific American, August 2014  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American, August 2014

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    "The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time": The big bang – and all that came from it – may just be a holographic mirage from another dimension. "A New Kind of Inheritance": Changes caused by harmful chemicals, stress, and other influences can be passed down to – and may cause disease in - future generations. "Accidental Genius": A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. "The Science of Learning": Science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.

  • Audible Fast Company, 12-Month Subscription  by Fast Company Narrated by Ken Borgers

    Audible Fast Company, 12-Month Subscription

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    Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal. Make sure you get each issue for the next 12months--subscribe now!

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  • Scientific American: Afghanistan’s Buried Riches (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarah Simpson Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Afghanistan’s Buried Riches

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    Geologists say newfound deposits in the embattled country could fulfill the world’s desire for rare-earth and critical minerals and end opium’s local stranglehold in the process.

  • Scientific American, January 2008 (






ABRIDGED) by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American, January 2008

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    "A Solar Grand Plan", "The Scientific American 50", "Second Thoughts about Fluoride", "Self-Powered Nanotech", and "Hotspots Unplugged".

  • Scientific American: The Human Brain Project (






UNABRIDGED) by Henry Markram Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: The Human Brain Project

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    Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, reports on how a digital construction of the human brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers.

  • Audible Fast Company, 1-Month Subscription

    Audible Fast Company, 1-Month Subscription

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    Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal. Fast Company connects with an authentic voice, inspires with a revolutionary style, and instructs with personal tools to serve as a manifesto for change. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

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  • Science News, August 30, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, August 30, 2014

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.

  • Science News, August 23, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, August 23, 2014

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.

  • Science News, August 16, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, August 16, 2014

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.

  • Science News, August 09, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, August 09, 2014

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.

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  • Scientific American: The Science of Learning (






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    Scientific American: The Science of Learning

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    Barbara Kantrowitz, senior editor at the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on education journalism, reports on why science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.

  • Science News, August 02, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, August 02, 2014

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    Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.

  • Scientific American, August 2014  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

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    "The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time": The big bang – and all that came from it – may just be a holographic mirage from another dimension. "A New Kind of Inheritance": Changes caused by harmful chemicals, stress, and other influences can be passed down to – and may cause disease in - future generations. "Accidental Genius": A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. "The Science of Learning": Science students learn less when they are expected to listen passively.

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