The Elephant Whisperer: Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Rem…


When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn’t take them in.

As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise…

The Pleasure Shock: The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten In…



The electrifying, forgotten history of Robert Heath’s brain pacemaker, investigating the origins and ethics of one of today’s most promising medical breakthroughs: deep brain stimulation

The technology invented by psychiatrist Robert G. Heath at Tulane University in the 1950s and ’60s has been described as one of “the most controversial yet largely undocumented experiments in US history”–controversial to us because Heath’s research subjects included incarcerated convicts and gay men who…

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