What Should We Be Worried About? Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night

John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall,...

Life The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science

Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of...

Thinking The New Science of Decision-making, Problem-solving, and Prediction

Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding...

This Idea is Brilliant Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed "the world's smartest website" by The Guardian—brings together 206 of the world's most innovative...

The Universe Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos

In The Universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of the universe and everything in it, including the cutting-edge...

This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, And Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian—brings together 206 of the...

This Idea Must Die Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our...

This Explains Everything Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for...

Know This Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian—brings together 175 of the...

What to Think About Machines That Think Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today's most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of "machines that think."Stephen Hawking recently made headlines by...

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