Books

  • 1:33pm Jun 07, 2013
    Science Science Books

    How To Survive A Mass Extinction

    In her new book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction writer Annalee Newitz looks back at Earth's previous mass extinctions to see what lessons might be learned, and how earthlings might prepare themselves to survive a future planet-wide catastrophe.
  • In her latest book about Henry Molaison, Corkin tells the story of the amnesic man  she studied for a half-century, whose brain helped teach neuroscientists about the distinctions between memory and intellect.
    Basic Books
    5:03pm Jun 06, 2013
    Science Science Books Arts Health & Safety

    The Patient Who Let Us Peek Inside A Brain In 'Present Tense'

    For nearly 50 years, neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin worked with Henry Molaison, who lost most of his memory in 1953 after experimental surgery for severe seizures. Their work together taught us much of what we know today about memory, and she writes about Molaison and their work in her new book.
  • 10:23am Jun 03, 2013
    Books Books

    Trial To Start In Apple Price-Fixing Dispute

    Apple appears in court Monday to face civil accusations by the Justice Department that it illegally conspired to fix e-book prices with other publishers. The government last year accused Apple of conspiring with five major publishers to raise prices for electronic books — something the government says has cost consumers many millions of dollars.
  • In Oqa, Afghanistan, Boston weaves a saddlebag for her husband's donkey. The weavers of Oqa also weave large carpets, earning less than $1 a day for their work.
    Courtesy Anna Badkhen
    8:18pm Jun 02, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    Mapping 'The World' Of A Remote Afghan Village

    Journalist Anna Badkhen chronicles life in a small Afghan village in her new book, The World Is A Carpet. A village of 240 people, Oqa survives on an old-time tradition of carpet weaving. Residents earn about 40 cents a day for carpets that eventually sell for $5,000 to $20,000 abroad.