Tagged: book

Coming soon: a remade Cosmos and Life on Earth - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 06, 2014

A remade Cosmos Carl Sagan’s Cosmos—both the book and the documentary series—were inspirational for many. Well-known American astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson* is hosting a new take of Sagan’s tour and paean of the cosmos, titled Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey. It’s showing in early March in the USA; hopefully it will make it’s way to … Read More

New Zealanders – opportunity to learn how our immune systems work - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 15, 2013

If you’re interested in immunisation, vaccines or viruses*—or all of these—here’s your chance to hear Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty speak on The Killer Defence to disease at Palmerston North, Auckland, Dunedin, Hastings and New Plymouth.** More details and the booking form (click the large blue ‘Register now’ button) are available on the Royal … Read More

Protecting yourself against bullshit - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 20, 2011

Here’s a very useful book for those who often get into debates with people who attempt to diss science. Its called Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole. The author is philosopher Stephen Law. It’s … Continue reading → … Read More

The Magic of Reality for young people - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 20, 2011

This is something we need more of – science books for young people. And chances are this one, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, will be good. The author, Richard Dawkins is a fellow of both the … Continue reading → … Read More

Lab lit: for bookworms who like the science to be plausible - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 23, 2010

Jenniffer Rohn defines ‘lab lit’ as ’realistic mainstream fiction featuring scientists as central characters’. Dr. Rohn is the editor of LabLit.com, which, along with articles and other material, hosts the Lab Lit List. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(Source: Lab Lit)"][/caption] You can read about Dr. Rohn's experiment … Read More