Could the dodo make a comeback? What does science tell us about the sex in Fifty Shades of Grey? Is giving up meat really the greenest option? Can you use tweets to spot a psychopath? Do birds make art? What do the Cold War and climate science have in common? And can a psychologist interpret your farts?
The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 brings together great writing about life and the universe, including contributions from poets and psychologists, comedians and climate commentators, neuroscientists and novelists, star-gazers and science journalists.
With a foreword by superstar comedian, musician and self-confessed science-nerd, Tim Minchin, this provocative collection is chock-full of intrigue, curiosity and controversy.
Read this. Your brain will love you for it.
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Natasha Mitchell hosts the national daily program, Life Matters, on ABC Radio National and is Vice President of the World Federation of Science Journalists. She was presenter of the popular science, psychology & culture radio programme, All in the Mind from 2002-12. She has won the overall Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals at the New York Radio Festivals, among other awards, and was recipient of a prestigious MIT Knight Fellowship. She originally trained as an engineer. Jane McCredie is an award-winning science journalist, former science publisher and the author of a book on the science of sex and gender, Making Girls and Boys: Inside the Science of Sex. She is currently executive director of the NSW Writers' Centre and writes a weekly blog on medicine for the Medical Journal of Australia's electronic sister publication, mjainsight.com.au.
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