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.
It's time to appreciate space dust.
In mice, young blood can rejuvinate the arteries and even neurones of the old. But humans may be wary.
The drug has been proven as a reliever of suicidal thoughts. With some doctors reluctant to prescribe SSRIs, it could provide the answer.
From eyecare to creating the coldest thing in the universe, lasers show science at its most illuminating.
Want to understand your genes? Call your parents.
What should you do to stay happy and healthy this Christmas? You’ll like the first piece of advice: if you want to relax, you could try eating a big meal.
Our planet has hidden life-protection systems that continue to surprise us.
Recent analysis of a bacterium that killed a First World War soldier showed that this bug was resistant to attacks by penicillin and erythromycin, even before we had discovered either of these antibiotic drugs.
Michael Brooks’s Science Column.
The ESA wants to test a 3D printer in orbit because this is likely to be the best place and method of building the equipment that will take us further out.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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