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The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets - Simon Singh ****
Posted on 29/10/2014
If, like us, you love Simon Singh's books, you'll be delighted to know that his latest, covering the fascinating hidden maths, incorporated into the Simpsons and Futurama by the mathematically-minded writers, is now available as a paperback.
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Question Everything - Mick O'Hare (Ed.) ***
Posted on 25/10/2014
The latest in the series of books collection questions and answers from New Scientist's 'Last Word' column. As usual a mix of really interesting and less so topics, but overall not a bad read. Makes a good gift.
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I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That - Ben Goldacre *****
Posted on 25/10/2014
A selection of Goldacre's writing on bad science and the like since around 2003, this is a brilliant read and despite it's 400+ pages it flew by. Topics include all the usual Goldacre targets: quacks and pseudo-science, badly reported experiments, journalists totally misleading the public about what a scientific paper says and much more.

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