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Hidden Figures: Margot Lee Shetterly **** 15 September 2016 - Entertaining and far reaching exploration of the relationship between humans and our genes. Plenty of great storytelling and a wide span of history.
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101 Bets You Will Always Win: Richard Wiseman *** 28 September 2016 - Some fun tricks and challenges to impress your friends, though quite a few are familiar, and it would have been nice to have had more science.
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Weapons of Math Destruction: Cathy O'Neil **** 23 September 2016 An exposé of the dangerous way that systems using big data can be misused either because of using incorrect measures or producing often unintended discrimination.

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The Royal Society Book Prize 2016

The winner has been announced: Andrea Wulf wins for her biography of Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature.
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