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Science  07 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6406, pp. 966-971
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav1600

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From space weapons to mind reading, the books on this year's list tell tales of scientific transformation, balancing historical insights with urgent calls to action. Consider a transgender scientist's reflections on his legacy or tag along on a quest to save a tiny porpoise from extinction. Crack open a history of immunology or confront the future of artificial intelligence. Why would 12 men dine on purposely poisoned foods? Can we overcome "chronophobia"? What can termites teach us about technology? Read on to discover these answers and more. —Valerie Thompson