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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Sci-Tech
09 September 2011
As Kerry Katona and her housemates passed a few weeks in the Celebrity Big Brother house, a much more ambitious version...
Sci-Tech
29 August 2011
Allow yourself a cheer: we might have found the God particle. At the end of July, physicists working on the Large...
Society
22 August 2011
First, there was alcohol. Then came hair bleach. Now, at last, we've found a tiny bit of oxygen. This is not CSI:...
Lifestyle
08 August 2011
There's a new acronym in town: ACHM, which stands for "animals containing human material". With any luck, you...
Sci-Tech
01 August 2011
It isn't just journalists, politicians and police officers who behave badly. On 1 August, the cognitive scientist Marc...
Society
25 July 2011
Could you justify spending over £1bn of taxpayers' money on finding out why the universe contains more matter than...
14 July 2011
It might be worth seeing whether Venus and Serena Williams pay a visit to a certain doctor any time soon. The pair are...
Sci-Tech
04 July 2011
It's great being a scientist. You can sound ever so impressive by telling everyone that you're studying "non-...
Society
27 June 2011
George Bernard Shaw once said that science never solves a problem without creating ten more. Recent news stories make...
Ideas
09 June 2011
Ten years ago, the biologist Paul Nurse was bringing a plane in to land when the undercarriage jammed. He knew...
Sci-Tech
09 June 2011
After Endeavour's return to earth on 1 June, we are left with only one more scheduled space shuttle mission - but much...
Environment
03 June 2011
Go on out and celebrate: the ozone hole is in recovery. For the first time since the 1987 Montreal Protocol banned the...
Society
26 May 2011
With the world "a safer place" now that Osama Bin Laden is dead, will the United States agree to destroy its...
Lifestyle
12 May 2011
There's a principle in pseudo-science where, if you have two things you can't explain, you can often put them together...
Society
05 May 2011
The world's fascination with the royal wedding tells us many things. One is that we are still living in Victorian times...

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