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The Science Factory A literary agency for curious minds. Founded by Peter Tallack in 2008, The Science Factory represents top academics, journalists, and writers specialising in science, history and current affairs.

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14/09/2016
Biology Book Awards Shortlists Revealed

Congratulations to Matthew Cobb and Jeremy Taylor on being shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology Book Awards!

The leading professional body representing many of the learned societies and other organisations making up the diverse landscape of the biological sciences, as well as thousands of individuals

The marvelous Menno Schilthuizen has an Op-Ed in this weekend's NYT: "As we have to travel ever farther to find untouche...
24/07/2016
Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

The marvelous Menno Schilthuizen has an Op-Ed in this weekend's NYT:

"As we have to travel ever farther to find untouched wilderness, we are beginning to realize that the expanding urban sprawl is perhaps not something to be depressed about, but rather something very exciting, as entirely novel forms of life are evolving right under our noses."

In the extremity of the urban environment, natural selection is transforming species in unexpected ways.

SIDDHARTHA'S BRAIN in a nice roundup in the Chicago Tribune!"It's a mystery that with all the evolutionary breakthroughs...
23/06/2016
Self-help roundup: 'Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It,' more

SIDDHARTHA'S BRAIN in a nice roundup in the Chicago Tribune!

"It's a mystery that with all the evolutionary breakthroughs humans have experienced, mastering the mind is still as difficult as it was in Siddhartha's age, 2,500 years ago. In one experiment, college research participants chose self-administered electric shocks over sitting alone with their thoughts for 15 minutes. Although mindful practices are challenging, Kingsland reveals the clinical evidence that proves meditation can reduce dukkha, the suffering or sense of "unsatisfactoriness" that is part of human existence. Whether you're a skeptic or a true believer, exploring Siddhartha's brain offers compelling insights and invites further questions about the potential of the human mind."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-prj-self-help-roundup-eat-pray-love-made-me-do-it-20160622-story.html

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It with an introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, 240 pages, $16

A great interview with Matt Wilkinson, author of RESTLESS CREATURES, in which he discusses his early love of pterodactyl...
29/02/2016
Why You Move the Way You Do

A great interview with Matt Wilkinson, author of RESTLESS CREATURES, in which he discusses his early love of pterodactyls, the "squidgy-ness" of our feet, and the connection between storytelling and locomotion:

Animals—including humans—evolved to get from place to place.

Congratulations Matthew Cobb! Nature picks LIFE'S GREATEST SECRET as one of its Top 20 of 2015:
17/12/2015
The top 20: a year of reading immersively : A view From the Bridge

Congratulations Matthew Cobb! Nature picks LIFE'S GREATEST SECRET as one of its Top 20 of 2015:

Previous postFive books for the COP negotiator A view From the BridgeThe top 20: a year of reading immersivelyDecember 16, 2015 | 6:06 pm | Posted by Barbara Kiser | Category: Engineering, Genetics, History of science George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland.Matthew Petroff It has been quite a…

What happens when our minds break? Anil Ananthaswamy explains in UpFront:https://kpfa.org/episode/upfront-october-26-201...
28/10/2015
Anil Ananthaswamy on The Man Who Wasn't There | KPFA

What happens when our minds break? Anil Ananthaswamy explains in UpFront:

https://kpfa.org/episode/upfront-october-26-2015/

We tackle what is possible the most fundamental questionL Who am I? What is the thing that’s thinking these questions, the self? Is there a “me” that’s something more than the cumulative mechanics of millions of neurons networked together? Is that idea of “me-ness” just an illusion? And if so – who…

"Ananthaswamy leads a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, ...
04/08/2015
The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015

"Ananthaswamy leads a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, and other disorders to reveal the power of the human sense of self."

Thrilled that THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE is featured in PW's Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015! (And OK, some of those others look pretty good, too):

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/67652-the-most-anticipated-books-of-fall-2015.html

The big books of the season.

What happens when your brain says you don't exist? Check out Anil Ananthaswamy talking about his new book, THE MAN WHO W...
03/08/2015
A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

What happens when your brain says you don't exist? Check out Anil Ananthaswamy talking about his new book, THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, on Fresh Air:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/28/426753409/a-sense-of-self-what-happens-when-your-brain-says-you-dont-exist

In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.

What better way to celebrate #DarwinDay than with a book! May we suggest: Menno Schilthuizen's NATURE'S NETHER REGIONS a...
12/02/2015

What better way to celebrate #DarwinDay than with a book! May we suggest: Menno Schilthuizen's NATURE'S NETHER REGIONS and Thomas Suddendorf's THE GAP?

Excellent profile of Yitang Zhang, number theorist and MacArthur Genius
26/01/2015
Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker

Excellent profile of Yitang Zhang, number theorist and MacArthur Genius

Yitang Zhang bided his time teaching calculus. Then he solved a hundred and fifty year-old math problem. Alec Wilkinson reports.

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26/01/2015

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Scientific American's rave of THE EDGE OF THE SKY, coming next month! Check it out: "a surprisingly clear, and often poe...
20/08/2014
Book Review: The Edge of the Sky

Scientific American's rave of THE EDGE OF THE SKY, coming next month! Check it out: "a surprisingly clear, and often poetic, primer on such complicated topics as the big bang, dark energy and the possibility of multiverses."

Books and recommendations from Scientific American

"With humor and copious research, [Darling and Sisterton] take 15 of the most common arguments against climate change an...
05/08/2014
How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate - Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, August 1, 2

"With humor and copious research, [Darling and Sisterton] take 15 of the most common arguments against climate change and turn them upside down, providing nonbelievers and supporters of climate change with statistics and analysis that will help them fully understand the problems the world faces."

Welcome to the Web site for Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade, the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores, ...

Arthur Miller's COLLIDING WORLDS in the New York Times!
04/08/2014
'Colliding Worlds' Explores Art Driven by Science

Arthur Miller's COLLIDING WORLDS in the New York Times!

Arthur I. Miller’s new book examines the trend of contemporary artists and inventors whose works are also cutting-edge scientific advances.

25/07/2014
Steven Pinker: The Colbert Training Guide

"Is it harder teaching at Harvard or being on The Colbert Report?"

"Being on the Colbert Report."

Steven Pinker's guide to surviving every author's favorite interview:

Steven Pinker offers tips on how to withstand the heckling of late night comedian Stephen Colbert. Steven Pinker is a Professor in the Department of Psycholo...

Save the date! On November 3rd, Arthur Miller, author of COLLIDING WORLDS, will be discussing the interplay of cutting-e...
25/07/2014
Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art

Save the date! On November 3rd, Arthur Miller, author of COLLIDING WORLDS, will be discussing the interplay of cutting-edge science and art at the Keck Center in Washington DC.

There is a quiet revolution going on in the world of art, a new avant garde pushing the boundaries farther than ever before. These are artists who work together with scientists to make extraordinary creations that may well change the world as we know it. From designer butterflies to plastic surgery…

"Literary experiments tend either to work or to flail with awkwardness; in Trotta’s hands, this beautifully written book...
21/07/2014
Nonfiction Book Review: The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is by...

"Literary experiments tend either to work or to flail with awkwardness; in Trotta’s hands, this beautifully written book, with its limited vocabulary, soars." So excited to see Publishers Weekly's starred review of Roberto Trotta's THE EDGE OF THE SKY, forthcoming this fall!

Explaining complex ideas in accessible language is the goal of every popular science writer, but Trotta, a theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College London, stretches that effort to creative extreme

Don't miss Mark Miodownik in conversation with Benjamin Hubert and Sadie Williams on July 15th, 8pm, at the Design Museu...
07/07/2014
DESIGN FUTURES: MATERIAL INNOVATION

Don't miss Mark Miodownik in conversation with Benjamin Hubert and Sadie Williams on July 15th, 8pm, at the Design Museum (London)!

DESIGN FUTURES: MATERIAL INNOVATION

“Everyone—including climate skeptics!—ought to read this book. With wit and verve, it explains why every argument in the...
02/07/2014
How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate | The Experiment

“Everyone—including climate skeptics!—ought to read this book. With wit and verve, it explains why every argument in the climate skeptics' handbook is—to put it politely—wrong.”—Elizabeth Kolbert

“This is the most important conversation you can have—the birds and the bees for a whole planet.”—Bill McKibben

We're getting excited about HOW TO CHANGE MINDS ABOUT OUR CHANGING CLIMATE by Seth Darling and Douglas Sisterton, coming later this month from The Experiment!

Have you ever heard someone say that climate change is simply the result of natural cycles? Or that there can’t be global warming because it still gets so cold out? While the claims climate-change deniers make can seem, on their surface, quite plausible, they simply don’t hold up against the evidenc…

Roberto Trotta's THE EDGE OF THE SKY (forthcoming from Basic Books this September) is now available for pre-order!"Rober...
02/07/2014
The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know About the All-There-Is

Roberto Trotta's THE EDGE OF THE SKY (forthcoming from Basic Books this September) is now available for pre-order!

"Roberto Trotta's clever metaphors illuminate dark matter and dark energy. This book is a delightful, poetic, and informative read about all there is in the Universe."--Edward Frenkel, author of LOVE AND MATH

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book’s lexicon is limited to the thousa...

Congratulations to Mark Miodownik, whose STUFF MATTERS has been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Scienc...
13/06/2014
Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014 Longlist announced | @GrrlScientist

Congratulations to Mark Miodownik, whose STUFF MATTERS has been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books!

"A contemporary, sideways look at everyday stuff. Miodownik writes with a passionate ability to explain each subject. It's packed full of excellent stories and is the only science book out there where the author gets stabbed on the London Underground!"

GrrlScientist: Yay! Here's this year's collection of amazing summer popular science reading, thanks to the Royal Society's Winton Prize for science books!

"Much to the annoyance of spider taxonomists, who need a clear view of the female genitalia for proper identification of...
11/06/2014
Why Most Male Spiders Castrate Themselves During Eight-Legged Acts of Love

"Much to the annoyance of spider taxonomists, who need a clear view of the female genitalia for proper identification of the species, spider females’ private parts are often clogged with “dirt” or unidentifiable bits and pieces. On closer inspection, this debris often turns out to consist of male body parts..."

From Nature’s Nether Regions: What the S*x Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves by Menno Schilthuizen. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking. Tucked away in a far corner of the northern German lowlands on the shore of the Baltic Sea, the small univer…

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