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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Smashing Physics, by Jon Butterworth

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... cost this time: a few billion pounds. This is good value, Jon Butterworth implicitly argues in Smashing Physics, a delightful account of his life as a Cern experimentalist, based at University College London. He explains why he and his colleagues are so curious about the subatomic world, and gives a vivid glimpse of life on a huge international project in modern experimental particle ...

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    Book review: The Knowledge, by Lewis Dartnell

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by GDN

    ... Steven Poole The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell Bodley Head 3 stars Steven Poole What comes after the end? Science writer Lewis Dartnell has written a book marketed as a guide for life post-apocalypse and, in a way, a work of speculative fiction. The world after the end of the world, according to Dartnell, may well look pretty ...

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    Book review: Neanderthal Man, by Svante Paabo

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:49pm by GDN

    ... Peter Forbes Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo Basic Books 4 stars Peter Forbes Swedish geneticist Svante Paabo is rewriting the story of human evolution. From 1856, when the first Neanderthal skeleton was discovered in the Neande ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    US study focuses on how infants' brains respond to language

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The increase in language precision that occurs during the first year of life also means that older babies cannot distinguish those foreign sounds as well any more. They are now native speakers, to whom ...

  5. Lifestyle - SCIENCE

    Research papers for sale taint mainland academia, journal says

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 01:01pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Authorship corruption taints mainland scientific publishing China has a flourishing academic black market involving scientists, agencies and journal editors, according to a report published in a leading international s ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Lumosity's brain training games give researchers a window on the mind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by WASHPOST

    ... that a person's cognitive functions decline as we age, the study was able to differentiate which skills you start to lose in what decade of life. In your 20s, for instance, spatial and working memory- ...

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    Book review: American Alligator, by Kelby Ouchley

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... suppose it could be said that because of an alligator my father almost lost his life when I was nine years old. While inspecting a pipeline from a helicopter in the vast Louisiana coastal ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: The Explorer Gene, by Tom Cheshire

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... lauded as scientific and exploration pioneers, but the life of a pioneer is not always easy. Tom Cheshire has done a worthy job of bringing this intriguing family to life.   ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: The Compatibility Gene, by Daniel M. Davis

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Peter Forbes The Compatibility Gene by Daniel M. Davis Allen Lane 4 stars Peter Forbes Daniel Davis is director of research at the University of Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research, and The Compatibility Gene deals with just such a t ...

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    Book review: Silent Witnesses, by Nigel McCrery

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Italian, American and others - whose importance in this field is far greater than that of any real-life detectives, and more impressive than the achievements of even the most brilliant (if ...




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