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The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian—brings together 175 of the world’s most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future. Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it’s technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, “become a big story, if not the big story.” In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org’s fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news? Contributors include: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND on the best way to understand complex problems; author of Seven Brief Lesson on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on the mystery of black holes; Harvard psychologist STEVEN PINKER on the quantification of human progress; TED conferences curator CHRIS J. ANDERSON on the growth of the global brain; Harvard physicist LISA RANDALL on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries; Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK on why the 21st century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter; music legend PETER GABRIEL on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality; Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus: Nobel laureate JOHN C. MATHER, Sun Microsystems co-founder BILL JOY, Skeptic magazine publisher MICHAEL SHERMER, Genome author MATT RIDLEY, Harvard geneticist GEORGE CHURCH, and many more.

The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian—brings together 175 of the world’s most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future. Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it’s technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, “become a big story, if not the big story.” In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org’s fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news? Contributors include: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND on the best way to understand complex problems; author of Seven Brief Lesson on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on the mystery of black holes; Harvard psychologist STEVEN PINKER on the quantification of human progress; TED conferences curator CHRIS J. ANDERSON on the growth of the global brain; Harvard physicist LISA RANDALL on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries; Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK on why the 21st century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter; music legend PETER GABRIEL on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality; Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus: Nobel laureate JOHN C. MATHER, Sun Microsystems co-founder BILL JOY, Skeptic magazine publisher MICHAEL SHERMER, Genome author MATT RIDLEY, Harvard geneticist GEORGE CHURCH, and many more.
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The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org—dubbed “the world’s smartest website” by The Guardian—brings together 175 of the world’s most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future. Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it’s technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, “become a big story, if not the big story.” In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org’s fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news? Contributors include: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND on the best way to understand complex problems; author of Seven Brief Lesson on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on the mystery of black holes; Harvard psychologist STEVEN PINKER on the quantification of human progress; TED conferences curator CHRIS J. ANDERSON on the growth of the global brain; Harvard physicist LISA RANDALL on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries; Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK on why the 21st century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter; music legend PETER GABRIEL on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality; Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus: Nobel laureate JOHN C. MATHER, Sun Microsystems co-founder BILL JOY, Skeptic magazine publisher MICHAEL SHERMER, Genome author MATT RIDLEY, Harvard geneticist GEORGE CHURCH, and many more.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gabra Zackman, Dan John Miller

Length:

14h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:32


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:49


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:52


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:56


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:19


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:00


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:50


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:38


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:43


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:11


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:43


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:30


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:57


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:54


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:04


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:14


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:18


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:51


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:23


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:35


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:24


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:25


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:56


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:16


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:28


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:13


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:58


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:04


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:14


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

01:59


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

01:29


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:39


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:39


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:40


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:58


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:06


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:38


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:10


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:05


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:27


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:36


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:48


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:46


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:03


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:04


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:30


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:19


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:01


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:55


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:04


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:18


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:36


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:42


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:08


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:54


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:41


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

02:05


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:44


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:14


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:15


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:44


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:40


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:35


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:28


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:47


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:36


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:29


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:16


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

02:08


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:13


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:06


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:04


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:18


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:06


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:35


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:09


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:55


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:13


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:15


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:23


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

02:14


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:26


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:30


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

02:44


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:34


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:35


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:19


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:35


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:41

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