Book Review: Our Biggest Experiment – A History of the Climate Crisis by Alice Bell

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Maybe it’s the weirdness of the weather. Maybe it’s another way to pour scorn on politicians. Maybe the steady stream of headlines about fires, floods and droughts is finally starting to get to us. Whatever it is, for more and more of us, climate change is shifting from a shadowy fear in the backs of…

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Book Review: Handmade – A Scientist’s Search for Meaning through Making by Anna Ploszajski

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From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists cannot measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stone into all kinds of shapes, or know how it feels to blow up a balloon…

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Book Review – Bad Blood

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The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

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Book Review – Longitude

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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius.

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Lessons From FameLab

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A couple of weeks ago, I was a finalist at FameLab Oxford. I won the “Audience Choice” award – and was placed in the “Wildcard” category for a place at the National Final 🙂 OMG! Just won the audience vote at the #FameLab final. Thanks guys ☺#ScienceFTW pic.twitter.com/bWWQGk7unC — Terence Eden (@edent) March 6, 2015…

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In The Abstract Podcast

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Last week I was on In The Abstract – a science podcast – along with the very funny Francesca Day , the mediumly funny Tara Clarke, and the just-funny-enough Steve Pritchard. During the talk, I completely forget the name of the Rosetta Disc and made several legally doubtful slurs against Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.…

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7 Management Myths That Need To Be Busted

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There are many aspects of modern business management which bother me. More than anything though, is the relentless invasion of idiotic myths which seems to pass for “inspirational leadership”. I’ve sat in many classrooms – with many different employers – and I keep seeing the same lies being told to students. HR and training teams…

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