Michael Brooks holds a PhD in quantum physics. He writes a weekly science column for the New Statesman, and his most recent book is At The Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science By Surprise.

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Lifestyle
23 January 2012
Willpower is probably starting to ebb from that New Year's resolution to cut down on alcohol. Why? Because you're...
Science
16 January 2012
It is, of course, good news that Gary Dobson and David Norris have been convicted for the murder of Stephen Lawrence...
Sci-Tech
09 January 2012
Next Monday and Tuesday, biologists, philosophers and psychologists will gather at the Royal Society to discuss the...
Ideas
30 December 2011
It's a happy new year for science; it always is. The thing science has over, say, economics, is that confounding...
Society
08 December 2011
The hand-wringing over the dearth of female faces among nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year is...
08 December 2011
It would be fascinating to carry out a study of which aspects of science are most attractive in times of woe. When...
Sci-Tech
24 November 2011
You know the world's a stressful place when even the fish are looking for a back rub. Portuguese researchers working...
Sci-Tech
16 November 2011
Which is the more misguided use of public money: the NHS-funded homeopathy that the chief scientist has been railing...
Society
14 November 2011
When did you start being you? You began as a fertilised egg, but would you identify yourself with that single cell?...
Sci-Tech
03 November 2011
When St Paul's Cathedral closed its doors in the face of the Occupy movement, the order might have come direct from the...
Sci-Tech
27 October 2011
As of the end of October, the population of the world will exceed seven billion. People are looking to science to make...
Sci-Tech
24 October 2011
This month, the pathogen experts at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseilles announced that their new...
Lifestyle
14 October 2011
On nuclear power
Sci-Tech
10 October 2011
While a few Italian physicists have been enjoying their time in the spotlight, some others have been less enthused...
Sci-Tech
29 September 2011
Insurance companies might want to look away now. Due to recent discoveries, the notion that you can see an individual's...

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