From bacteria and ants to behavioralism and computer science, writings on science that a layman can penetrate and absorb. Edited by a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.
A collection of amazing short stories by the author of Atmospheric Disturbances. There's a quite generous sampling of her work up at The New Yorker, accessible HERE. She just keeps getting better... (Although the Guardian UK reviewer dissents: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/21/american-innovations-review-rivka-galchen ).
Here's a six question email interview with Galchen for Harper's: http://harpers.org/blog/2014/06/rivka-galchen-on-american-innovations-stories/