Remember how a couple of weeks ago I went to a science-themed pub quiz and my team won? Yeah, well I remember. I remember knowing the origin of the equals sign, for example. I remember being pretty smug about it all, which is easy to remember because I’m still feeling smug. Can you tell? Ok,… Continue reading Glasgow Skeptics Talk: Homeopathy in the UK
I’m lucky enough to have a very beautiful, Folio Society edition of The Double Helix, packed with photographs and diagrams, as well as an introduction by Steve Jones and a forward by Sir Lawrence Bragg. This is enough to delight any nerd (and incidentally pushes the page count just above 150, making it an acceptable… Continue reading Book review: The Double Helix
Well, after I finished my GoodReads challenge it was only a matter of time before I signed up to a new one*. I spotted Karen over at RunWright was doing Megan’s Semi Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge and the categories were so inspiring I just had to take it on. The rules (copied from Megan’s… Continue reading Semi Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge
Although I am a fan of the xkcd comics (I know, big shock right?) I don’t think I would ever have bought Randall Munroe’s book for myself. The comics are great but they’re pithy. A perfect coffee break distraction before going on with your day. I’d never read any of his “What If” stuff on… Continue reading Book review: What If?