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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Michael Brooks
13 November 2012
A deadly trade.
08 November 2012
What’s in a name? Ash fungus by any other name would have burned as sweet in the recent bonfires. But the name...
01 November 2012
Our astonishing gift for destruction.
25 October 2012
The universe is teasing us.
Michael Brooks
22 October 2012
“Oh My God: a chain mail glove!”
11 October 2012
The Museum of Natural History in Turin is a beautiful structure, built as a hospital in the 17th century to create a...
Michael Brooks
08 October 2012
An eminent British scientist provides a salutary lesson for education strategists.
04 October 2012
Thanks to science, there will be no zombie apocalypse. As every zombie-phile knows, the condition arises from being...
27 September 2012
Given that it’s party conference season, it seems appropriate to talk about hot air. It turns out that there...
Michael Brooks
24 September 2012
Love, hate and Ecstasy.
20 September 2012
After a week in which scientists published the rather upsetting Rabbit Grimace Scale, it’s good to know the Higgs...
13 September 2012
These monkeys dieted so that you don’t have to. It turns out that calorie restriction – a long-term...
Michael Brooks
07 September 2012
Don’t read this if you’ve got an aneurysm.
06 September 2012
Water, water, everywhere.
Michael Brooks
29 August 2012
There’s no joy in it but it’s got to be done. We have to press ahead with harvesting the tidal energy of...