Read enough books on the body and you’ll find that reality is much stranger than any sci-fi series. Take the chimera chapter in science writer Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new treatise on heritability, “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh” (Dutton) for example.
A new biography of Robin Williams, out this month, provides new details about the comic great’s final days — and the harsh reality of what it’s like to lose a once-in-a-generation mind.
We are on the cusp of discovering new technologies that “will take us even farther as we explore the planets and the stars” — and lead us closer to making contact with alien life, writes Michio Kaku in “The Future of Humanity.”
Forget cryptocurrency — the next big “gold rush” isn’t even on Earth.