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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.
A mouse with a human liver is extraordinary indeed, but we should do better with what science has provided.
It’s hard to fathom that the warmth you feel (or don’t feel) today was created at a time when Neanderthals were still around. Yet that is not the real mystery. . .
Of late, science has demonstrated why all types of knowledge lead to discoveries.
After many false starts it’s a research field that is just now coming of age - when harnessed, particles can perform staggeringly powerful computation.
We all know that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the outcome to change is a mark of insanity. It's time for some fresh ideas on cancer research.
The Higgs boson was small beer. Exploring the properties of the fruit-shaped nucleus could finally reveal the reason for our existence.
A discussion with Lee Smolin.
If we can improve, we should.
While everyone loves Commander Chris Hadfield, it's Iowan James Hansen who really needs the attention.
As things stand a scientific assessment would suggest that Britain is Bangladesh for bees.