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Published February, 2017
By Meredith Wadman
Publisher: Doubleday
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Until the late 1960s, tens of thousands of children suffered crippling birth defects if their mothers had been exposed to rubella, popularly known as German measles, while pregnant. In June 1962, a young biologist in Philadelphia, USA, produced safe, clean cells that allowed the creation of vaccines against rubella and other common diseases.

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Published July, 2014
By Sam Kean
Publisher: Doubleday
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For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infections, lobotomies, horrendous accidents, phantom limbs, Siamese twins - and see how the victims changed afterwards. This title explores the brain's secret passageways.

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Published August, 2013
By Giovanni Frazzetto
Publisher: Doubleday
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What can the neural activity in our brain cortex, or our reaction to a Caravaggio painting, reveal about the deep seat of guilt? How can reading Heidegger, or conducting experiments on rats, help us to cope with anxiety in the face of the world's economic crisis? This title takes you through the journey of our everyday lives and common feelings.

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Published July, 2012
By Jesse Bering
Publisher: Doubleday
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Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does 'free will' really exist? This title takes readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the taboo issues related to evolution and human behaviour.

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