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u/burn__the__witch · 6 pointsr/AskScienceDiscussion
u/PoobahJeehooba · 5 pointsr/exjw

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History available on iTunes podcasts as well.

Steven Pinker’s book The Better Angels of our Nature is a fantastic total annihilation of Watchtower’s constant fearmongering about how much violence there is in the world and how it’s only getting worse.

Basically anything by Richard Dawkins is evolutionary biology gold, highly recommend his book The Greatest Show on Earth

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently released a great book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry that gives so many mind-blowing facts about our universe in quick-to-read fashion. His podcast StarTalk Radio is fascinating and fun as well.

Bart D Ehrman is a fantastic biblical scholar, his book Forged examines the Gospel writers and why many are not who the religious believe them to be.

u/KKRJ · 4 pointsr/AskPhysics

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by NDT

Though I haven't read it you might have luck with Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

There's also audiobooks for both if she's into that sort of thing.

u/wonkybadank · 4 pointsr/Physics

This was the one that we used for Cosmology. It starts pretty gentle but moves into the metric tensor fairly quickly. If you don't have the maths I don't know that it'll help you to understand them but it'll definitely have all the terms and equations. As with Dirac's Principles of Quantum Mechanics, the funny haired man himself actually had a pretty approachable work from what I remember when I tried reading it.


This one has been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. Given the authors reputation for popularizing astrophysics and the title I think it might be a good place to start before you hit the other ones.

u/cashmeowsighhabadah · 3 pointsr/exjw
u/Fuzzy_Thoughts · 2 pointsr/mormon

The book list just keeps growing in so many different directions that it's hard to identify which I want to tackle next (I also have a tendency to take meticulous notes while I read and that slows the process down even further!). Some of the topics I intend to read about once I'm done with the books mentioned:

u/ghostchamber · 2 pointsr/MurderedByWords

He's still really popular. Just because it is trendy to hate him on reddit and Twitter, it does not mean his popularity has waned.

His most recent book. It spent 48 weeks on the NYT best seller list.

But he's not popular, right?

u/StartDale · 2 pointsr/Physics

No not reliable at all. New age spiritual nonsense with the word quantum thrown around with no rhyme or reason!

Read any of these instead. Actual physics books for new to physics readers;

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by its Most Brilliant Teacher

u/JasontheFuzz · 2 pointsr/Futurology

Pretty much everything I know about QM, I learned from reading stuff on websites like the ones people love to link on Reddit, or similar things I've found on Google. :) I can suggest you take a look at Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I'm about halfway through and it's pretty dense with information, but it's still good!

Knowing what I know, I believe the issue with collecting a bunch of entangled particles is that scientists generally use photons, since it's easiest to entangle them compared to anything else, and photons aren't exactly something that hangs around waiting to be accumulated. One procedure to entangle particles requires forcing two electrons out of orbit from opposite sides of their atom. Read about creating entangled particles here. In one article, I read it would take about one million particles to get an entangled pair, but processes have improved so we can get about six a second.

I can't find any references to the "17 fields," though. I found quantum field theory, but nothing else.

u/PotentialPeach · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Maybe a cool book about astronomy, or this one, or maybe

u/dewayneroyj · 1 pointr/Physics

There are also some great physics books on Amazon. For example, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

u/sjrsimac · 1 pointr/needadvice
u/PatoModafoca · 1 pointr/portugal

Sabem quando é que este livro irá estar disponível em Portugal? Não me importaria de o ler em inglês, mas preferia em português.

Já agora. Este tópico saiu da front page aqui do subreddit o que o torna um bocado difícil de se ver.

u/starsatmywindow · 1 pointr/askastronomy

I recommend Astrophysics for People In a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

u/Peyton4President · 1 pointr/JoeRogan

Yes it is.

edit: No it isn't. Release in May.

u/montypython85 · 1 pointr/space

Neil deGrasse Tyson book “Astrophyics for people in a hurry” is a quick read. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

u/that_classical_memer · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Start by putting down the phone. I got rid of Facebook and Instagram off my phone and it was the best thing I have ever done. I have them back now because I would check them on my browser and have like 20 notifications from last week so they were irrelevant when I would read them. I have significantly decreased my intake though and feel way better for it.

But what to do with your spare time? I would say put down any form of screen (no gaming or YouTube/Netflix binging) and instead pick up either a book or a deck of cards. They have expanded my mind and have made it easier for me to fall asleep. In terms of books, I would recommend Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (he does a great job of explaining complex principles regardless of your knowledge level). I would also recommend The novelisation of 'The King's Speech' which I think is beautifully written and has some brilliant source material attached to it. It has so much more historical depth than the movie. In terms of cards, set up a game of Solitaire with yourself, the simplicity of it is incredibly soothing.

Outside of this, make sure you're having a good night's sleep, get up early and have a decent breakfast.

Hope this helps you out my friend.