science

Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap?

Steve Levin's The Powerhouse is a two-year account of big invention, big commercialization, and big deception. It exposes the layers of aspiration and disappointment, competition and ambition behind the quest to develop a better battery.

What are today's imponderables?  
What mysteries of the universe are yet to be solved?
Where will they lead?
What will be the next discovery?

The latest in The Ponderables series - The Universe An Illustrated History of Astronomy includes a removable fold-out that provides a 12-page 'Timeline History of the Universe' that embeds the story in historical context and shows Who Did What, When at a glance. The fold-out also includes is a 12-page star chart of the night sky of the Northern and Southern hemispheres for every month.

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Provided, Mary Roach

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