Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Science's best-kept secret is that there are experimental results and reliable data that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. If history is any precedent, we should look to today's inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to meet 13 modern-day anomalies and discover tomorrow's breakthroughs.
"10 interesting chapters-read epiloge first"
The atom, the big bang, DNA, natural selection - all are ideas that have revolutionized science; and all were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, best-selling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.
"All smoke, no fire"
Now you can possess charisma, confidence, and true personal power all winners have: the power of rapport.Instant Rapport allows you to forge an immediate bond with anyone, anywhere. It will literally remake the way the world sees you. Author Michael Brooks, nationally acclaimed communications expert, shares the same Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques he has taught to Fortune 500 executives in his renowned seminars.
The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot, who lost $450 million in one day.
"Colorful, illuminating, puckish"
This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the extreme lengths some scientists go to in order to make their theories public. Fraud, suppressing evidence, and unethical or reckless PR games are sometimes necessary to bring the best and most brilliant discoveries to the world's attention. Inspiration can come from the most unorthodox of places, and Brooks introduces us to Nobel laureates who get their ideas through drugs, dreams, and hallucinations. .
Science starts to get interesting when things don'’t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don'’t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow'’s breakthroughs.
"Too much non-science for my taste."
The atom. The big bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, best-selling author of 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, investigates the new wave of unexpected insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery. Through 11 radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world.
"At Oscars, Chris Rock Scores and 'Spotlight' Takes Center Stage" is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Conversations with Pop is a series of flash fiction stories between a father and his son as they discuss Pop's unique take on life while he imparts some of his "wisdom" to his son on everything from reading, driving, social networking, technology, and the way things used to be.
"'The Revenant' Leads Field with 12 Oscar Nominations" is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
When you grow up the only child of two very famous parents, most people don’t expect much from you, but Max Brooks wanted to prove to himself that he was more than just “Mel Brook’s brat.” After trying his hand at various pursuits, he channeled his lifelong inclination toward the worst case scenario and wrote The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which not only became huge hits among zombie fans.
"Oscars Less White? There's No Shortage of Black Films in 2016" is from the May 09, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Film Academy Governors Take On Race and Ratings" is from the March 13, 2016, Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Kristi Burns.