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Highlights:

Norbert Wiener

IG-NOBEL 2005

The Da Vinci Code

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

The Solomon Key

NOBEL MEDICINE 2004

IG-NOBEL PRIZES
2004

The first email

Concerned Scientists write to Bush

Economics Nobel 2003

Chemistry Nobel 2003

Medicine Nobel 2003
Literature Nobel 2003

Physics Nobel 2003

Life on Mars ?
Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of Double Helix

Good Bye Dolly
On Stonehenge
The Loss of Columbia
IG Nobel 2002
The invention of :-)
West Nile Virus
Asteroid Impact?
Molecule Hunt
Tuxedo Park
Ancient Trade Routes
Pop Singer to Fly In Space
Great Ideas

Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics


Baraka

The Universe in a Nutshell
Copenhagen, the Play
Count of Monte Cristo
Nobel Prize 2001
John Nash
Echelon
Kernel Methods

Ig-Nobel Prize
Einstein's Brain
Space Turism
Floating City
Mir's Blast
Origins
Great Books
Nobel Prize
In the mind of:
Serial Killers
The secret shuttle
Are we aliens?
Studying ET
Dinosaurs
Bonobo
Pattern Analysis
Early Vibrators
and Hysteria
The CYB.ORGs
among us
Book: Darwin
Book: Russell

 
Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter

A journey through the misteries of logic, language, intelligence, representation, knowledge. A classic. Winner of Pulitzer Prize in 1979.

Genome
by Matt Ridley

A unified overview of genetics and our origins as a species. Brilliant, easy, accessible.

Genes, Peoples, and Languages
by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza

Tracking ancient migrations by studying our genome. Amazing research, awesome book.

The Emperor's New Mind : Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
by Roger Penrose

In a book all basic ideas in physics, theory of computation, and artificial intelligence. Excellent (but you can skip the very last chapter, that is confused).

The Limits of Mathematics : A Course on Information Theory and Limits of Formal Reasoning (Springer Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical com
by Gregory J. Chaitin

A Course on Information Theory and Limits of Formal Reasoning

The Society of Mind
by Marvin L. Minsky

Towards a unified theory of the mind, by the man that created Artificial Intelligence.

Dragonfly : Nasa and the Crisis Aboard Mir
by Bryan Burrough

Dramatic account of accidents on Mir Space Station.

Mind Hunter : Inside the Fbi's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Behavioural psychology, investigations and analysis of the mind of serial killers. True stories.

The Selfish Gene
by Richard Dawkins

Brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection, one of the most influential books.

'Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!' : Adventures of a Curious Character
by Edward Hutchings(Editor), et al

The portrait of a genius, Nobel Prize winner, that knew how to enjoy life. A lot of fun.

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The 2005 IG Nobel Prizes were awarded in a ceremony at Harvard University.

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