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Science  08 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6393, pp. 1062-1067
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1264

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Fearing career repercussions, a theoretical physicist calls out a growing crisis. Setting aside DNA for the filing cabinet, a historian unearths a radically new history of human genetics. Pondering the anatomical correlates of human intelligence, a neurologist searches for Einstein's brain. From an eye-opening tour of bioluminescence to an idiosyncratic history of energy, this year's summer reading picks are chock full of thoughtful research and passionately argued perspectives. Savor a round-the-world search for the origins of wine. Dive below the ocean's waves, where fish—some familiar, some outrageous, and some imaginary—shimmer and shoal. Time travel through the Solar System or tag along on a quest to find long-missing shipwrecks.