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Life of the Edge: the coming age of quantum biology - Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden ****
Posted on 16/11/2014
You might think that this book has received four stars, but if you know anything about quantum theory you will be aware that a quantum object can be in a superposition of states. And this quantum book is in a superposed state of 5 stars for the subject - which is fascinating and important - and 3 stars for the writing...
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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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Sciku: the Wonder of Science in Haiku - Students of the Camden School for Girls ****
Posted on 15/11/2014
This collection of haiku on science subjects by the students of Camden School for Girls proved surprisingly enjoyable and thought provoking.


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