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What happens when you hurl your homework in the air?

... will need: -  A rectangular (preferably hardback) book - An elastic band to hold the pages together  How to do the experiment: 1 - Take the book and put the elastic band around it to keep the pages together.  2 - ...

Paperless Paperbacks?

... launched on November the 19th, Kindle is Amazon's electronic book reader, this is the device that we've all been waiting for since the ... and you would be able to search through it and look at any book you wanted. Well, the kindle offers you the opportunity to download ...

Steve Jones - The Selfish Gene at 40

... a quote from The Selfish gene, Richard Dawkins' landmark book that was first published in 1976. I caught up with fellow genetics author ... of genetics at UCL - Steve Jones, to find out how the book, and the ideas in it, were received when it first came out. Steve - I ...

Tech Update - E-Books and E-Readers

... closes in there's nothing better than to curl up with a good book.  Of course there has been lot of tech excitement around the launch of the latest version of Amazon's E-book reader with a bigger screen.  Lot of excitement about whether e-books ...

How To Improve your Memory

... here's Ron Hale-Evans from the US, who has written the book Mind Performance Hacks. Hello Ron. Ron - Hi Dr Chris. Thanks for ... Great to have you with us. Come on then, tell us about your book. What's it all about? Ron - Well it's about improving not just your ...

Protein Origami: Pop-up Books & Nature's Polymers

... might even involve killing the cell. And just as the pop-up book is made from pieces of card glued to the page in the right order, proteins ... up its completed 3D shape. And just like opening a pop-up book, most of the time the protein folding works smoothly, but occasionally ...

Seeing Red

One day someone will write a book that explains consciousness. The book will put forward a theory that closes the "explanatory gap" between ... have to contain this particular amount of energy." In my book Seeing Red I put forward a theory of consciousness. Now, the question, ...

How Many Licks...?

... us how we can work it out for ourselves.  He's written a book and it's called "How many Licks" and it's been published and it's come out ... out of the physics world and say, "Right.  Let's write a book in which we try and look at some of these complicated calculations about ...

Dolphins

What makes a mammal?

... Collection in central London for a chat about his new book on this very subject - I, Mammal. Liam - You look it up in the ... a unique jaw joint... And I figured that each chapter of the book would describe fairly independently how each of these traits had evolved. ...

The Smell of Old Books?

... which we perceive by the sense of olfaction. An odour of a book is a complex mixture of odorous volatiles, emitted from different ... fragrant aliphatic alcohols. A typical odour of 'old book' is thus determined mixture of fragrant volatiles and is not dominated by ...

Gecko Glue

... large surface area of the paper in contact with the other book to enable the maximum amount of friction to occur. Ginny - So, the two books that goes page from book one, page from book two, page from book one, page from book two, all the ...

On the future: Prospects for Humanity

... future? This tricky topic is being tackled in a new book, called - On The Future - by Professor Lord Martin Rees, the astronomer ... and because of advancing technology. Izzie - And in your book you also mention the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Science of the Big Bang Theory

... and author from LA. Here he tells us about his latest book... Dave - You must take a deep breath to say the entire title of the book Chris. It is, "The Science of TV's The Big Bang Theory: Explanations Even ...

The Science of Well-being

... meaningful. Felicia Huppert takes us on a tour of her new book, The Science of Well-being, in which she and her co-writers search for the ... Taking a dynamic cross-disciplinary approach, this book sets out to explore the most promising routes to well-being, derived from ...

"Whats Science Ever Done for Us?" What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe

... "What's Science ever done for us" is also the title of a new book that's out at the moment. It's been written by Professor Paul Halpern, ... for joining us on the naked scientists to tell us about your book. Why have u written this? And don't say to make money because that was ...

What's Science Ever Done for Us? - What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe

... "What's Science ever done for us" is also the title of a new book that's out at the moment. It's been written by Professor Paul Halpern, ... for joining us on the naked scientists to tell us about your book. Why have u written this? And don't say to make money because that was ...

A representation of the evolution of the universe over 13.77 billion years.

A brief history of A Brief History of Time

... Stephen Hawking released what was to be his seminal science book, A Brief History of Time . It has sold millions of copies in multiple ... to never making it past the first few pages, earning the book the accolade of being the most popular unread tome of all time. If you did ...

A nerve cell

How do cells know what to grow into?

... explain gene expression: if you imagine the genome as a big book with recipes for proteins, gene expression is where some of those recipes ... copied into RNA, which is kind of like copies of pages of a book and those are used directly to produce the proteins. So different cell ...

How does evolution produce new genes?

... that do the copying make a mistake, it's like me copying a book - I've got a book opened in front of me and I'm reading off the book and making a new copy ...

Would reading from a screen keep me awake?

... is 16th Jan too! My question is about those electronic book readers. I occasionally have trouble sleeping, and find that reading a book before bed really helps with this. I was considering getting an e-book ...

Everyone who ever lived

... along the way. This genetic journey is the subject of a new book - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - by writer, broadcaster and ... successfully interbred with Neanderthals. Now I argue in the book that that means that they were not a different species from us which I can ...

Meet the Rinkidinks

Tiffany - I wrote this book because I thought that currently the way that evolution is taught, as a ... which make them a better fit. What I wanted to do is write a book which is very simple aimed at young children which told the story of these ... to explain it. Kat - And what are your hopes for the book? Tiffany - Well, I really hope that primary school teachers can use it ...

This Week in Science History - The Descent of Man

... years earlier, it was still an influential and controversial book. In 1871, Queen Victoria was on the throne in Great Britain, ... Origin of Species in 1859, Darwin began working on another book that would allow him to discuss further how humans fitted in to his theory ...

Revealing ocean wonders before underwater photography

... and patterns and organisation, that spilled over into this book that he produced Kunstformen de Natur, or Art Forms of Nature, which was ... microscope and drew them in the most elaborate way in this book Art Forms in Nature. And the drawings that he made turned out to be ...

An artist's impression of a black hole accretion disk.

Hawking's recent work: The Information Paradox

... civilisation and so they encode information. Just like a book would encode information, we have information about what’s going on in ... but the information remains conserved. So if you take a book - this is one of Hawking’s famous analogies - if you took a book and ...