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13.8: John Gribbin **** 3 October 2015 - this master British science writer gives us a definitive compact history of the attempts to discover the age of the universe.
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The Master Algorithm: Pedro Domingos *** 24 September 2015 - A fascinating topic: how machine learning can transform the world. But not put across in the most effective fashion.
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Eureka - How Invention Happens: Gavin Weightman *** 17 September 2015 - Supporting the thesis that invention tends to be by amateurs, Eureka tells the story of the invention of powered flight, television, the barcode, the PC and the mobile phone.

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