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Why Information Grows: César Hidalgo *** 23 May 2015 - Potentially very interesting topic of the relationship between information, physical objects and economics, rather lost in typical MediaLab dazzle.
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Einstein’s Masterwork: John Gribbin **** 16 May 2015 - An excellent way to get a feel for Einstein the man, and a simple, easy to grasp overview of relativity theory from the doyen of British science writers - an ideal marker for this centenary year.
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How UFOs Conquered the World: David Clarke **** 16 May 2015 - A fascinating exploration of the way the UFO myth as arisen, with examples from the UK that are rarely discussed (and that show an impressive lack of government conspiracy).

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