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The book explores the science of the Cold War beyond its more tangible role in developing weapons. Instead, it focuses on science as propaganda, part of America’s psychological offensive designed to convince people to buy into American ideology.
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In the new documentary Apollo 11, freshly unearthed footage of the 1969 lunar mission, with the help of a community of space nerds, will tell the story of the historic event in a new way, making the film as much a cinematic discovery as a celestial one.

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Monitor earthquakes, play with a virtual particle accelerator, and more, on your phone!

https://www.popsci.com/best-science-apps

HT +mary Zeman
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We need a temporary moratorium on using gene editing to create babies says Paul Knoepfler. Don’t let things get out of hand as they did with stem cell clinics.

https://www.statnews.com/2018/12/03/temporary-moratorium-gene-editing-babies/
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"Not all regions in the U.S. are going to experience climate change in the same way. Your backyard might suffer different climate consequences than my backyard."

A clear breakdown by region of what's in the 4th National Climate Assessment by +Grist

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These two photos show the lists of the books I mentioned that both MADE the final edit and DID NOT MAKE the final edit of the Science For The People book recommendation podcast.
Click on this link http://www.scienceforthepeople.ca/news/best-science-books-of-2018 to access a link to any individual book. Also, you can listen here: http://www.scienceforthepeople.ca/episodes/nerd-gift-extravaganza?platform=hootsuite
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On a recent drive to St. Louis with my mom (she broke her arm on Thanksgiving 😥 and needs to get that fixed at a hospital 3 hours away for best results, apparently), I had to find an audiobook for the drive that met her approval. I settled on Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson.

What a beautifully told tale! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in that particular event or anyone curious about events and people in America around that time.

It was clear my mom really appreciated the retelling, considering she lived through the event, so we'll call this #momapproved

(Joanne here) On a recent drive to St. Louis with my mom (she broke her arm on Thanksgiving 😥 and needs to get that fixed at a hospital 3 hours away for best results, apparently), I had to find an audiobook for the drive that met her approval. I settled on Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson.

What a beautifully told tale! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in that particular event or anyone curious about events and people in America around that time.

It was clear my mom really appreciated the retelling, considering she lived through the event, so we'll call this #momapproved

https://amzn.to/2QxTWRM
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A daring effort is underway to create the first children whose DNA has been tailored using gene-editing.
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Armed with big data, researchers turn to customized lifestyle changes to fight the disease.
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Paleoanthropologists today are no longer limited to just examining the size and shape of fossils. Over the past 20 years, geneticists have learned how to extract DNA from bones dating back tens of thousands of years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/human-evolution-hominins.html
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