Blood Matters

Aged 37, with one daughter and an adopted son, journalist Gessen learns that she has inherited a mutated gene from her mother, leaving her with a 40% chance of developing ovarian cancer and an 87% possibility of breast cancer in her lifetime...

The Secret Life of the Universe

Amy Corzine begins with a quote from poet Kathleen Raine: "There is an invisible way across the sky/Birds travel that way, the Sun and Moon/And all the stars travel that path by night"... 

The Viral Storm

Nathan Wolfe was a professor of human biology who worked as a professional advisor on the movie Contagion. In his book The Viral Storm he presents the nature of the pandemic and the systems that have been set in place to prevent and control them

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Just as Sigmund Freud revealed to a shocked 19th-century public, the tenet of Thinking, Fast and Slow is that we are nowhere near as divorced from our instinctive, animal past as we think. Our failings turn out to be never-ending; not only are we hopeless at multi-tasking, but our decisions are inevitably biased

The Secret Life of Plants

What if our food could be grown locally and all year round, rather than travel thousands of miles to our supermarkets? It sounds almost too good to be true, but that’s exactly what Plantlab in The Netherlands are proposing with their innovative approach to vertical farming

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