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Douglas

Douglas Auburn, WA, United States Member Since 2008

College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    Brevity is always a disadvantage when it comes to articles about complicated scientific principles or complex theories or syndromes, and thus such articles much be compelling and well-written to be effective. This is definitely one of the better issues of this magazine, as the articles are such, especially the one on synesthesia, co-written by the brilliant neurologist Ramachandran.

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    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.

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    and this was the best of the lot, even though it's all pretty much beginner layman stuff. Old Einstein relativity retreads and kind of obvious "insights" about how perception and emotion determine the "feel" of time. Nothing terribly probing. The article on the history of timepieces may have been the best.

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    Time: Scientific American Special Edition

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    This special edition of Scientific American contains six articles full of remarkable insights into the inner workings of your body and your mind. How does your biological clock keep you running? How does your brain make chronological sense of your experiences and memories? You'll also hear how scientists are striving to understand time, from its very origins to the possibility of a time machine. And, you'll get a fascinating history of the timepiece.

    Barry J. Marshall says: "Interesting and Informative"
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    I am a scientist myself and I like the content of SN, so tried one month of the audio version. I found the poor reading so distracting that I did not renew. Surely audible.com/SN can find someone who is familiar enough with science to be comfortable with the vocabulary, but who also either has acting experience or natural talent for public reading. The current reader does well enough with pronunciation (usually), but is constantly getting the "music" of sentences wrong. (I would have guessed English was his second language, but he has no accent.)

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Tobin Alton, IL, USA 01-10-05
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  • "Great Science--Not Great Enteratinment"

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    For science lovers, this can be a good subscription. I'm interested by discoveries in science, which is exactly what this periodical is about--imparting the latest in scientific discoveries from the world of computers, astronomy, medicine, biology, and more. It's thorough and educational, but not captivating.

    The main problem is that there's only one narrator, and though he seems knowledgable, he speaks with little excitement. This leads to a science recording with more than one slow spot. I think it would be better if they had more than one narrator (like a newscast) or at least something to break up the monologue. It just keeps going from one story to the next like a ticker tape.

    If you like science, however, I think you can overlook this problem. It's just something to be aware of.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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..."
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    Science News, 1-Month Subscription  by Science Service Narrated by Mark Moran

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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"
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    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"
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    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..."
  • 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"
  • Science News, 1-Month Subscription  by Science Service Narrated by Mark Moran

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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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  • Audible Technology Review, 1-Month Subscription  by Technology Review Narrated by Todd Mundt

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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"
  • Audible Technology Review, July 2014  by Technology Review Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Audible Technology Review, July 2014

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    In this issue, you’ll hear how researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time. You’ll learn how better research tools and new insights into the genetics of brain disorders could revive the moribund effort to improve treatments. You’ll hear how a better understanding of the complex systems the brain uses to relay information could lead to massive breakthroughs in memory and computing. You’ll learn about a remarkable experiment where a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. And you’ll hear how Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.

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  • The Science of War: Weapons, A ScientificAmerican.com Special Online Issue (






UNABRIDGED)  Narrated by Mark Moran

    The Science of War: Weapons, A ScientificAmerican.com Special Online Issue

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    This ScientificAmerican.com special report covers the development and spread of weapons. You'll hear how ancient weapons worked; about the growing concern of the proliferation of submarines and fast warp drives in subs; the threats posed by bio-weapons and land mines, and the future of non-lethal weapons.

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  • Scientific American, February 2001: Connections  by James Burke

    Scientific American, February 2001: Connections

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    In this month's Connections, "Home from Home," columnist James Burke ties together body-snatching, mastodons, war, and raincoats.

  • Scientific American, January 2001: Connections  by James Burke Narrated by uncredited

    Scientific American, January 2001: Connections

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    Wise and witty James Burke's titles this month's essay "Class Acts" - he ties together Stonehenge, stamps, clear air and tea...

  • Scientific American: A Robot in Every Home (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Gates Narrated by Sal Giangrasso

    Scientific American: A Robot in Every Home

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    From the pages of Scientific American, this is the January 2007 cover story "A Robot in Every Home" by Bill Gates. Gates is the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft. In this article, the leader of the PC revolution predicts that the next hot field will be robotics.

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  • Consciousness: Scientific American Mind  by Scientific American Narrated by Mark Moran

    Consciousness: Scientific American Mind

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    • By Scientific American
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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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..."
  • Scientific American: Fungi on the March (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Frazer Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Fungi on the March

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    Jennifer Frazer writes about how a strange fungal disease in North America is heralding a new threat to human health.

  • 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..."
  • Scientific American: Everything You Know about Calories is Wrong (






UNABRIDGED) by Rob Dunn Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Everything You Know about Calories is Wrong

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    Rob Dunn, a biologist at North Carolina State University, writes about how digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers.

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    Science News, July 19, 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, July 12, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, July 12, 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, July 05, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, July 05, 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: Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Finkbeiner, Meng Su, Dmitry Malyshev Narrated by Mark Moran

    Scientific American: Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way

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    Newly discovered lobes that stretch tens of thousands of light-years above and below the Milky Way’s disk.

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

    Audible Technology Review, July 2014

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    In this issue, you’ll hear how researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time. You’ll learn how better research tools and new insights into the genetics of brain disorders could revive the moribund effort to improve treatments. You’ll hear how a better understanding of the complex systems the brain uses to relay information could lead to massive breakthroughs in memory and computing. You’ll learn about a remarkable experiment where a paralyzed woman used her mind to control a robotic arm. And you’ll hear how Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.

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

    Scientific American, July 2014

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    "Extra Sensory Perception": A world filled with sensors will change the way we see, hear, think and live. "Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way": Newly discovered lobes that stretch tens of thousands of light-years above and below the Milky Way’s disk. "Gods of Blood & Stone": The mysterious culture of ancient Teotihuacan is at last giving up its secrets. "Building Tastier Fruits & Veggies": Scientists are finally able to bring flavor back to produce without genetic engineering.

  • Science News, June 28, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

    Science News, June 28, 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, June 21, 2014  by Society for Science & the Public Narrated by Mark Moran

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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.