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Guest Post: Cosmos, The Infographic Book of Space

Guest Post: Cosmos, The Infographic Book of Space

This is a guest post by Dr Chris North, astronomer and prolific commented on this blog, about his book Cosmos, The Infographic Book of Space. Over the years I’ve written a few popular science books, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed doing. So far they’ve always with a co-author (such as Sky at Night colleages Patrick Moore and Paul Abel), which is useful for sharing ideas – as well as spreading the workload! I think it’s fair to say that the…

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Guest Blogger Programme Announced

Guest Blogger Programme Announced

“I’m pleased to be announcing a guest blogger programme, showcasing interests or achievements of friends and members of the edrith community that are likely to be of interest to the wider readership. Guest blog posts will occur no more than once a month and will be aligned to the overall theme of the blog, including books, games, politics, current affairs and puzzles. I’m delighted to say that the first two posts, coming in June and July, will be: –  By…

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Five Things We’ve Learned From Science

Five Things We’ve Learned From Science

Because there’s not been much progress in the fundamentals of physics – the Standard Model is still essentially the same as it was 30 years ago – it can sometimes feel that we’ve not learned that much new recently. Sure, we have a lot of exciting technology, particular computers and smart phones, but these are all operationalistions of existing basic science rather than based on anything new. I think this is a classic example of the current time paradox, where…

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