Two new books provide a fresh perspective on this poorly understood phenomenon. Stories from the flu come alive in a new podcast series 18 September, Where did the virulent virus that became the influenza pandemic first emerge and under what conditions?
Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking Rachel Love Nuwer A nuanced treatise on illegal wildlife trade misses some opportunities to advance the conversation 17 September, In a Hanoi restaurant, a cobra lashes its body in a desperate attempt at escape while a waiter expertly slits its belly and extracts its beating heart, sending a stream of blood into a waiting vessel to the delight of the onlooking French diners.
It could easily happen again. Widely fluctuating weather patterns and rising seas caused by melting glaciers are already displacing millions of people, endangering food security, increasing epidemics, and destabilizing political systems in these areas, most of… Read More The Fight Against Doubt: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality Anil Ananthaswamy Glimpses of quantum truth appear in diverse interpretations of the double-slit experiment 28 August, In his famous Lectures on Physics, Richard Feynman argued that nothing more is needed to get a solid grasp of the behavior of quantum objects than the simple double-slit experiment, in which electrons or photons are fired toward two thin openings cut in a screen.
Although acknowledging its necessity, we begrudge these stolen hours of existence. This scene hints at one of the factors that drive the… Read More On the Future: Life at the Extremes of Our Capacity Rowan Hooper From extreme longevity to photographic memory, unusual individuals push the boundaries of human ability 11 September, Daniel Tammet dreams in pi.
These and many other questions are the focus of Going Viral, a new podcast marking the th anniversary of… Read More Poached: What traces did the disease leave in art and in memory? Eighteen months later, the water supply was switched… Read More. He marked the occasion by drinking from a glass filled with water from the new source.
What made it so deadly—especially for young adults? Tammet, an autistic savant, has memorized it to more than 22, digits.Science in Society is an interesting and topical GCE advanced level course.
It aims to develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for students to understand how science works, analyse contemporary issues involving science and technology and communicate their scientific appreciation and understanding to others.
Science in Society is a unique A Level course giving arts and humanities students the opportunity to broaden their A Level curriculum, and science students the opportunity to reflect on their specialist studies in a wider context.
Replacing "AS Science and Society for Public Understanding", the AS Science in Society Student Book has been fully Reviews: 2.
A book of pure maths applied to the real world makes the case for thinking more clearly and logically in politics Published: 19 Jul The Art. Write a book review and write a report on a topical scientific issue e.g.
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Science/Technoscience has moved to center stage in debates over change, power and justice in twenty-first century societies. City University of New York 'Matthew David's book is a good place to learn about the many approaches to the sociology of science without being trapped by any one academic fashion.' Science in Society.
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