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Brian Clegg has a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge and a masters in Operational Research. He spent seventeen years with British Airways, where he formed a new department tasked with developing hi-tech solutions for the airline, and now speaks throughout the world on business and science-related topics.

He is the author of several popular science titles, including Inflight Science, The God Effect, A Brief History of Infinity, How to Build a Time Machine, The Universe Inside You, Gravity and Dice World. He is also a freelance journalist who has contributed to the Guardian, the Observer, Wall Street Journal, BBC Focus, Good Housekeeping, and Nature, and is the editor of the Popular Science online journal: www.popularscience.co.uk

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Many of us enjoy a good murder mystery, and at some point we're liable to come across a forensic scientist at work on the TV screen - in fact in shows like Waking the Dead and assorted CSIs, they have played a central role in the drama. Many of the tools and techniques used on screen are fictional but my latest Royal Society of Chemistry podcast covers a genuine CSI compound - luminol.

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The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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I just finished re-reading this collection of the Jeeves short stories, which remain gems, and totally refreshing in my diet of books that can be a little heavy going.

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I saw this book on the shelves in my local booksellers which are usually reserved for books which are new, interesting and likely to sell a lot of copies. They were right on two out of them, but they were in cloud cuckoo land on the ‘lot of copies’ p...more
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I have been a huge fan of British fantasy writer Alan Garner since I was 11. I went to the same school as Garner, and all the locations of his earlier books were extremely familiar to me - which made the books extra special because a sense of place i...more
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Wizards, Aliens, and Starships by Charles L. Adler
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Subtitled ‘physics and maths in fantasy and science fiction’, this is one for the hardcore science fan. In fact the best reader may well be a scientist who likes a bit of science fiction and wants to play around with how likely all the science in the...more
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Beyond Flying by Chris Watson
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I think it is important to be green, and that climate change is a huge challenge facing us all - but on the other hand, most green organisations and their stances make me squirm. I am all too conscious that if it wasn't for the opposition of green pr...more
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A Rough Ride to the Future by James Lovelock
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James Lovelock is unique, both as a scientist and as a writer. He may be most famous for his Gaia hypothesis that the Earth acts as if it were a self-regulating living entity, but has done so much more in a 94 year life to date.

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I very much enjoy Stuart Maconie's writing and though I may generally not agree with his musical taste (though he did introduce me to Gentle Giant), I have a lot of sympathy with his worldview as someone from a northern working class background who h...more
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Among the Creationists by Jason Rosenhouse
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Subtitled 'dispatches from the anti-evolution front line', Jason Rodenhouse's book is a fascinating look at creationism from the outside. Rather than simply poke fun at silly creationist ideas, a game that palls rather quickly, Rodenhouse attends cre...more
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