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Join a virtual discussion on science, ethics, and faith in science fiction! This year’s holiday lecture will consider how works of science fiction can foster reflection, dialogue, and action to spur positive change for humanity. Speakers include Br. Guy Consolmagno and Nnedi Okorafor.

Here is our list of our top science book picks for holiday gift giving.

Using exquisitely precise methods to measure how memories are embedded in brain cells in mice, scientists have shown how fear-based memories prompted by the sound associated with an electric shock can be activated and erased.