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  • Science News, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By Science Service
    • Narrated By Mark Moran
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    (115)
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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"
    "Right level of detail"
    Overall

    I've listened to articles on the same subject from both Science News (SN) and Scientific American (SA)from Audio Books. My experience is that articles come out a month or two earlier on SA, and in greater depth than SN articles. On the other hand SN covers a greater breadth of subjects. If you've ever read a paper SA magazine you know how integral the pictures, illustrations and graphs are for conveying the full content of an article. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the audio version of SA doesn't acknowledge they even exist. The SN articles are at the right level of detail for the audio format.

    88 of 88 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    Overall
    (5984)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (562)

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Timothy says: "Fascinating book, despite the title."
    "Compelling read"
    Overall

    The author uses micro economics to take a broad swipe at many ideas people hold true based on "conventional wisdom." If you don't like your basic beliefs challenged then this book is not for you. On the other hand if you prefer an informed view of the world you should enjoy the eye opening examples of how wrong conventional wisdom can be.

    I thought the first 3/4 of the book was very good. I found the last quarter on naming conventions of children to be too much information on a topic of limited interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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