Michael Brooks holds a PhD in quantum physics. He writes a weekly science column for the New Statesman, and his most recent book is The Secret Anarchy of Science.

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Ideas
01 May 2010
It's great being a physicist: we are equipped to explain everything. For any problem - traffic jams, economic meltdown...
Politics
19 April 2010
I recently recovered from a nasty virus shortly after eating a piece of my wife's banana cake. Want to get in touch...
Sci-Tech
26 March 2010
When did you last meet someone with polio? It's possible that you never have. Although there are an estimated 120,000...
The Staggers
12 March 2010
Over-achiever of the year so far is surely the US energy secretary, Steven Chu. Not content with working 80-hour weeks...
Society
18 February 2010
Uranium exists in several forms, or isotopes, only one of which can sustain the energy-releasing chain reaction that...
Environment
26 November 2009
For now, it is a hideous sight. In Cadarache, 60 kilometres north of Marseilles, workers have cleared over 40 hectares...

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