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.
We know more about life in space – and at home – than ever before. But what do we do with that knowledge?
Less cats; more physics.
Daniel Dennett wants to convince Tom Stoppard that there is no Hard Problem.
Naming the origins of life.
If humans can’t control themselves, they cannot be allowed the freedoms others enjoy: humans learn self-control, she says, in the same way that toddlers learn to control their bladders.
This month, researchers are gathering in Cambridge to try and work out why we hurt. Michael Brooks weighs up one suggestion.
Despite Einstein and Hawking, we still know very little about black holes.
Oliver Sacks wrote of his imminent death with remarkable dignity, knowing science cannot help him. But what about the cases where it might?
I, for one, accept our new robot politicians.
If only politics worked half as well as space exploration.
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