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  • A mathematician watches The Number 23

    Once every decade or so, a film based on numerical ideas attempts to leap into the popular realm....

    Warning: spoilers, for this fourteen-year-old film, ahead.Additional warning: the mathematical reasoning displaye...

    Core Sciences September 17, 2021
  • Book: Cure: a journey into the science of mind over body

    NON-FICTIONCure: a journey into the science of mind over bodyby JO MARCHANTText Publishing (2016)RRP $32.99 ...

    Social Sciences April 19, 2016
  • Series: Redesign My Brain

    Is it possible to expand the potential of your own brain?

    DVD: Redesign My Brain: Series 2, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, run time: 3 x 57 minutesIn 2013, adve...

    Biology September 14, 2015
  • Book: Cracking the Code

    A father’s love for an ailing child leads to medical progress.

    NON FICTION Cracking the Code By Stephen and Sally Damiani with Leah Kaminsky Vintage Australia (2015)Before Massim...

    Biology July 6, 2015
  • Book: Vitamania

    A book investigating the dubious vitamin industry.

    NON-FICTION Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection By Catherine Price Scribe (2015) RRP $32.99Th...

    Biology June 22, 2015
  • The birth of IVF

    A play about the revolutionary fertility treatment.

    In vitro fertilisation is so widely accepted as a common good that not everyone remembers the technology was once con...

    Society June 15, 2015
  • A love letter to a possible future

    Drew Turney reviews the film Planetary.

    This bamboo forest in Kyoto is a place of great natural beauty that has been tended and protected by the humans who l...

    Climate April 20, 2015
  • Book: The passenger pigeon

    How a bird that once numbered in billions became extinct.

    Some years back, after a fruitless day spent up to my waist in a chilly Scottish river, I was sipping a restorative m...

    Biology March 30, 2015
  • Book: The internet is not the answer

    This book debunks the promises of digital prophets, writes Drew Turney.

    NON FICTIONThe internet is not the answerBy Andrew KeenAllen & Unwin (2015)RRP $39.99Everyone from Instagramming kids...

    Technology March 16, 2015
  • Book: The Lagoon

    A new book re-examines Aristotle’s contribution.

    NON FICTION The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroi Bloomsbury Circus (2014) RRP $29.95Cha...

    Biology February 9, 2015
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