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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Culture
30 March 2012
Pardon for Alan Turing.
Michael Brooks
22 March 2012
A world in thrall to robots.
Lifestyle
22 March 2012
Richard Dawkins should try mushrooms. A few years ago, in an exploration of religion, he tried the "God helmet...
Health
15 March 2012
Sugar in the blood.
The Staggers
12 March 2012
If you want to spur action, you need a disaster - as the case of ozone-destroying CFCs shows. After his death on...
Sci-Tech
08 March 2012
Failing women
Environment
05 March 2012
It's highly unlikely that you woke up this morning and wondered about the characteristics of the very first algae to...
Sci-Tech
27 February 2012
On 12 February, physicists in Shanghai announced a big breakthrough. They have linked eight subatomic particles in a...
Sci-Tech
17 February 2012
We are asking the wrong question about the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants. Yes, they rupture, releasing...
12 February 2012
There's a worrying problem with the way neuroscience made the headlines at the end of last month. Scientists at the...
Lifestyle
30 January 2012
Futures analysts announced on 17 January that the price of gold may break the $2,000-per-ounce barrier by the end of...
Lifestyle
23 January 2012
Willpower is probably starting to ebb from that New Year's resolution to cut down on alcohol. Why? Because you're...
Science
16 January 2012
It is, of course, good news that Gary Dobson and David Norris have been convicted for the murder of Stephen Lawrence...
Sci-Tech
09 January 2012
Next Monday and Tuesday, biologists, philosophers and psychologists will gather at the Royal Society to discuss the...
Ideas
30 December 2011
It's a happy new year for science; it always is. The thing science has over, say, economics, is that confounding...

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