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Michael Brooks holds a PhD in quantum physics. His most recent book is At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise.
Why do some drugs work for so few people - and what can we do about it?
We have fooled ourselves into thinking that being able to see the future is the same as being able to change it. At times the opposite is true.
Some of the materials needed for scientific research are becoming scarce.
Money talks when it comes to climate change
Far from getting reliable information, torture is a gruelling process that yields few results - and harm for both victim and perpetrator.
If we are to see another technological leap like the one James Clerk Maxwell’s equations made possible, it will need to involve new physics. What might that look like?
Future general practitioners need to be made aware that “psychosomatic” should not be the default suspicion.
The new machine is designed to release energy in the same manner as the atoms in the sun.
This is what human beings do. We wander over landscapes, whether terrestrial, cosmic or conceptual, looking for something different, better, more interesting.
There is nothing mysterious or miraculous about the brain.