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Uncertainty: Kostas Kampourakis and Kevin McCain *** 17 January 2020 - Useful in identifying uncertainty as a key part of science and one that often confuses the public, but more an extended magazine article than an in-depth book.
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A Brain for Numbers: Andreas Nieder *** 14 December 2019 - If you are interested in how human and animal brains respond to numbers, this could be fascinating… but we struggled with it.
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The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries *****: Donald Prothero 10 December 2019 - Despite the gimmicky '25 discoveries' format, this is an entertaining, warm read - not all dry bones - hugely enhanced by using the lively stories of their discoverers.
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The God Game: Danny Tobey ***** 8 January 2020 - An adrenaline rush of a cyber/SF novel as a group of troubled teenagers take on a virtual reality AI game that thinks it's a god.
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Starsight: Brandon Sanderson ***** 3 December 2019 - The second novel in this spacefaring trilogy really takes off: great action, lots of clever detail and a move away from juvenilia that makes it a far better crossover.
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Helene: Karl Drinkwater **** 20 October 2019 - A novella filling in some of the backstory to Drinkwater's Lost Solace novels provides an interesting portrayal of the socialisation of an AI.
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