Futures is Nature’s weekly science fiction slot. Adam Rutherford reads you his favourite from this month, Survivors and Saviours, by Philip T. Starks.
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With wit and unflagging curiosity, Mary Roach has explored the posthumous human body (Stiff), ectoplasm and the afterlife (Spook), sex (Bonk), and the scientific oddities of space travel (Packing for Mars). “One of those rare writers who can tackle the most obscure unpleasantness and distill the data into a hilarious and informative package,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Roach probes the creepy aspects of life we all wonder about but are usually too polite to mention. Her new book Gulp is an exploration of human digestion.
In conversation with Anna Dhody, Curator, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum.
Brewing coffee is a neverending science project, according to barista Sam Penix, owner of Everyman Espresso in New York City. Grind-size, brew method, coffee beans (which are really seeds), water temperature can all affect the flavors that end up in your cup. Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking, explains some of the chemistry of coffee.
Douglas Rushkoff and Present Shock - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Renowned US media theorist Douglas Rushkoff argues we now live in a state of ‘Present Shock’ where we’ve lost our understanding of time; and where our sense of what the future should and could be has been seriously diminished. He explains the cause and symptoms of ‘Present Shock’.
Douglas Rushkoff, Media theorist and author of ‘Present Shock’.
Title: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Current Hardcover
Douglas Rushkoff’s Website (http://www.rushkoff.com/present-shock/)
Wall Street Journal Excerpt of "Present Shock’ (http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2013/3/14/wall-street-journal-adaptation-from-present-shock.html)
2011 Future Tense Interview with Douglas Rushkoff (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/douglas-rushkoff-and-program-or-be-programmed/3001884)
Does Australia really care about Asia? Are we too narrow in our perspective of a relationship that may just be too one sided? Sure they are major trading partners but beyond that how much do we understand, or want to understand our near neighbours.
Michael Wesley, Former Executive Director The Lowy Institute for International Policy. Former Professor of International Relations and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China.
Title: There Goes The Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia
Author: Michael Wesley
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 742 232 720
Jeremy Keith discusses the restrictions we put on ourselves when making websites, and why we should be okay with losing control. From Industry Conference 2013
William Gibson is the author of ten books, including, most recently, the New York Times-bestselling trilogy Zero History, Spook Country and Pattern Recognition. Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer, was the first novel to win the three top science fiction prizes—the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Gibson is credited with coining the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” and with popularizing the concept of the Internet while it was still largely unknown. He is also a co-author of the novel The Difference Engine, written with Bruce Sterling.
Matthew and Stephen have fallen in love with Hawkguy… and then stuff happens that is ominous in Hawkeye #9
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