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How Many Moons Does the Earth Have: Brian Clegg ***** 5 November 2015 - A collection of mind-boggling science questions to test yourself on, with full page answers to explore the answer. Like a hybrid of QI and popular science.
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Gut Feelings: Gerd Gigerenzer ***** 4 Nov 2015 Not a new book, but not reviewed at the time. Explores the neurological secrets of effective decision making and makes a useful counterweight to Kahneman’sThinking Fast and Slow.
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Chance: New Scientist ****29 October 2015 - Michael Brooks edits and contributes to a collection of articles on randomness and probability and how they influence our lives. Plenty of intriguing topics.

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