Maria Popova

Jun. 13, 2014

Your Summer Science Book List

Lee Billings and Maria Popova compile your perfect summer science book list.

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Dec. 13, 2013

Science Book Picks for 2013

Journalist Deborah Blum and Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org share their top science books of 2013.

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Aug. 17, 2012

Arbiter of 'Interestingness' Navigates the 'Net

Internet "curator" Maria Popova describes her brand of "combinatorial creativity."

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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