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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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...
23 August 2012
The perils of populist science
08 August 2012
The ecosystem on your forearm.
Michael Brooks
06 August 2012
"There's a one-ton piece of American ingenuity and it's sitting on the surface of Mars right now.”...
Michael Brooks
26 July 2012
It's not a zero-sum game.
Michael Brooks
25 July 2012
Where do we stand?