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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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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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