An astronaut’s life

Monday, 23 December 2013

A life in space, the mathematics of the Simpsons and anatomy goes manga.

Lessons from the Simpsons

Monday, 23 December 2013

The popular cartoon series is littered with geeky gags, a new book reveals.


How far has fusion come?

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Piece of the Sun:
The Quest for Fusion Energy,
Daniel Clery,
Gerald Duckworth & Co (2013)
RRP $42.99

Is GPS destroying ancient skills?

Friday, 13 September 2013

The Lost Art of Finding Our Way by John Edward Huth, Belknap, Harvard University Press, rrp A$45.00

Villagers in Papua New Guinea

The world until yesterday

Monday, 2 September 2013

The World Until Yesterday:
What can we learn from traditional societies?
Jared Diamond
Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books (2013), Paperback. rrp $29.99


Mateship with Birds

Monday, 22 July 2013

“I have sought an acquaintance with wild birds in many parts of Australia, but intimacy has only come by dalliance.”

Thinking in Numbers

Thinking in Numbers

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

This book will certainly have you thinking in numbers.

marie curie

Marie Curie and her Daughters

Monday, 15 July 2013

The years beyond Marie Curie’s seminal discoveries and the achievements of her later life are often glossed over.

Secret Lives of Ants

Monday, 1 July 2013 - 1 comment

Endearing readers to a creature generally classified as a picnic nuisance, this book is a big exploration of a tiny animal.

Wild Chrome

Monday, 24 June 2013

This short-story collection fuels thoughts about what it means to be human, and where our species is headed.


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