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Would you pay $4o million for a cup of tea? Someone did and Dr. Karl tells us why! All in his new book Short Back and Science

Why would anyone pay $40 million for a cup of tea? How did a toilet seat help to end the First World War? And why are there scientists running around naked in the Antarctic? All these questions and more are answered in Short Back and Science, Dr Karl’s brilliant and insightful new book.   [youtube] Grab your copy of Shor... Read more

by | January 11, 2016

The Booktopia Book Guru’s ‘How to Look Like You Know Stuff (in Six Easy Steps)’

Tired of being thought a bit of a thickie? Want respect? Want to be considered ‘learned’? Then you’ll want to know stuff. I’ll let you in on a secret, knowing stuff – for real – is hard. It usually takes years of dedication. Not to mention, lots and lots of reading… Still want to know stuff? In truth, knowing stuff isn’t as great as it sounds. Kno... Read more

by | June 17, 2011

Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe by Prof Brian Cox: Science was never more attractive…

Are you watching Prof Brian Cox’s BBC series Wonders of the Solar System which is screening on SBS? Not only is it visually spectacular, wonderfully informative and engaging, it’s sexy! (well, it is if you like tall, dark, handsome physicists who are passionate about the big questions of life –  I don’t, mind you, (I prefer passionate designers…  Kevin McCloud, I&#... Read more

by | March 2, 2011