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    • Scientific American, February 2014

    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    "The Proton Radius Problem": Scientists may be witnessing the signs of a whole new realm of physics. "Remembrance of All Things Past": Some people can recall details from their distant past as if the events happened yesterday. "An Indirect Way to Tame Cancer": Researchers are fighting cells and a material called the matrix in an effort to combat cancer. "Mind Games": Video games could transform education.

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    • Scientific American, February 2001

    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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    "Are We Almost Tapped Out?" Scientific American offers a series of stories about the state of the world's water supplies. A freshwater expert explains why clean water is a rare commodity for billions. Even when there is water for drinking, what about having enough for irrigation? Is the era of Edison's light coming to an end? Get the answers to these questions and more...

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    • Staying Young

    • Scientific American Special Edition
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    Merely accruing additional years beyond the biblical span of three score and 10 would be unwelcome if they just prolonged suffering from illness and infirmity. No, we want to live better, more youthful days while we're living longer. Diet, exercise and a lucky draw from the gene pool can take us only so far, however. That's where science comes in. In this special edition from Scientific American, you'll find firsthand reports from the researchers leading the efforts to understand the mechanisms of aging.

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    • New Insights About Leadership

    • Scientific American Mind
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    This edition includes six fascinating articles. You'll learn the secrets of effective leadership and hear how language influences our choices - from foods we eat to the laws we support. Also, discover how experts are finding out how acts of violence in schools can be predicted. Then, find out how the brain balances social concerns with economic decisions. Next, learn about the two to three percent of the population that can't recognize faces. Finally, hear why students are dropping out of college.

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    • Dinosaurs

    • Scientific American Special Edition
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    First, hear about fish-shaped reptiles that thrived in the oceans while dinosaurs ruled the land. Then, learn about the evolutionary history of whales, the mammals that conquered the seas. The most famous of all dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex, gets a fresh look as scientists re-examine fossil evidence for clues as to the tyrannosaur¿s actual behavior. Also, learn about some ancient Australian marsupials that were as ferocious as they were bizarre. Then, "Which Came First, the Feather or the Bird?", and more.

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    • Eating to Live

    • Scientific American Reports
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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    This edition of Scientific American Reports contains seven articles. You'll hear about genetically modified foods, how nutrition has changed from the past and what it will look like in the future, how cutting calories may prolong youthful vigor into old age, and just how detrimental to health obesity is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good nutritional book, Basics, future, present

    • By Justin on 09-25-11

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    • Scientific American, February 2017

    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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    In this issue: "The Exercise Paradox": Studies of how the human engine burns calories help to explain why physical activity does little to control weight. "Pop Goes the Universe": The latest astrophysical measurements, combined with theoretical problems, cast doubt on the long-cherished inflationary theory of the early cosmos and suggest we need new ideas. "High-Flying Microbes": Aerial drones and chaos theory help researchers explore the many ways that microorganisms spread havoc around the world. "Deep-Space Deal Breaker".

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    • The Science of Intuition

    • Scientific American Mind
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven fascinating articles. First, discover the science behind your gut instinct. You'll also learn how antidepressants designed for adults may be altering the brains of children. You'll hear about a growing body of research that's showing how working in groups can systematically enhance performance. There's also news about the connection between abnormal sleep patterns and disease, and a report on the science of speech.

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    • Scientific American, February 2013

    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    "Brain Cells for Grandmother": Sets of cells encode concepts in the brain. "Secrets of Primitive Meteorites": Primitive meteorites are helping to give us a better understanding of what our area of outer space once looked like. "Shattered Ancestry": Fragmented skeletons have upended ideas about the earliest humans. "The Myth of Antioxidants": The growing evidence that has cast doubt on the popular belief that oxidative damage causes aging.

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    • Energy's Future

    • Scientific American Special Edition, September 2006
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Scientific American
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    This special issue on energy solutions for a sustainable world includes five articles. First, it's an overview on how to cope with global warming with energy technology and policy. Then, we'll hear a plan to keep carbon in check, followed by how to balance the abundant supply and relatively low price of coal with its environmental risks.

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    • Scientific American, January 2015

    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    "Better Than Earth": Planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the future. "Will We Still Enjoy Pinot Noir?": Winegrowers are trying to preserve the flavor of your favorite reds and whites as climate change alters the compounds in grapes. "In Search of Sunken Treasure": Scientists are using exotic technologies to excavate underwater shipwrecks with the same precision as an archaeological dig. "A Weakness in Bacteria’s Fortress": Evolutionary biologists are trying to attack bacteria in a new way.

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    • Burnout

    • Scientific American Mind
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    This issue of Scientific American Mind contains six fascinating articles. In the cover story, "Burned Out," you'll find out that if you're feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your job, you're definitely not alone. You'll also hear about new research that finds older workers are not necessarily slower than younger workers, and they often make fewer errors; you'll go inside the extraordinary memory of Kim Peek, the savant who was the inspiration for Rain Man; and more.

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    • Scientific American, April 2015

    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    "Burning Rings of Fire": "Firewalls" of particles may border black holes, confounding both general relativity and quantum mechanics. "Fishing for Billions": How a small group of visionaries are trying to feed China – and save the world’s oceans. "Conquer Yourself, Conquer the World": Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play – and in overcoming life’s hardships. "How to Survive Cyberwar": Like it or not, we are all combatants in the fight to secure cyberspace.

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    • How to Build a Time Machine

    • Scientific American
    • By: Paul Davies, Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It goes without saying that building a time machine wouldn't be easy. But according to author Paul Davies, it might actually be possible.

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    • Five Essential Things to Do in Space

    • Scientific American
    • By: George Musser, Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Planetary scientists have laid out five goals for exploring the solar system: monitor the Earth's climate, defend against asteroids, seek out new life, explain the genesis of planets, and leave the solar system. Learn more in this article, "To the Moon and Beyond", from the October 2007 edition of Scientific American.

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    • The Science of Persuasion

    • Scientific American
    • By: Robert Cialdini, Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Sal Giangrasso
    • Length: 21 mins
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Direct and to the point

    • By Hammy on 09-09-08

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    • Crossroads for Planet Earth

    • Scientific American Special Edition
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    The theme for this special issue is "Crossroads for Planet Earth." In the introduction, we'll hear how the next 50 years will be decisive in determining whether the human race can ensure the best possible future for itself. Then, "The Human Population Grows Up" as our numbers swell toward more than nine billion. Also, "Sustaining the Variety of Life" without breaking the bank, and making "More Profit with Less Carbon" through efficient energy use.

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    • Consciousness

    • Scientific American Mind
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Issue...

    • By Douglas on 03-13-11

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    • The Science of Persuasion

    • Scientific American
    • By: Robert Cialdini, Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Sal Giangrasso
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • Human Evolution

    • Scientific American Special Edition
    • By: Scientific American
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, informative, concise

    • By Anderson on 11-20-10

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