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Book Review: Sun in a Bottle - The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

Fusion promises eternal energy. It’s not ‘perpetual motion’: matter must go in, but more energy comes out than goes in. At least that’s the plan. In practice, no… 38 more words

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Book Review: Subliminal - How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Mlodinow also wrote The Drunkard’s Walk, a book I enjoyed. This one I found repetitive and rambling. So instincts kick in when time for conscious reflection is short. 57 more words

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Book Review: The Drunkard's Walk

Leonard Mlodinow hammers away at our wish for “cause and effect”. Where humans see conspiracies and patterns, he sees random events and chance. The two main divisions of the book are ‘Probability’ and ‘Statistics’.  183 more words

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Book Review: Censoring Science

Dr. James Hansen told consecutive US Presidents for twenty years that climate change and global warming were facts, not fictions. Then, he ventured into the policy area, pointing out some of the responses required to meet these changes. 82 more words

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Book Review: The Prism and the Pendulum

Physics supplies all ten experiments which is hardly fair to the other sciences! Still the big ones are there: Dropping the ball and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, A rotating Earth and… 35 more words

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Book review: Simple Machines, by D.J. Ward, illustrated by Mike Lowery

Ward, D.J. Simple Machines. Illustrated by Mike Lowery. (Let’s Read and Find Out series, level 2 science) HarperCollins, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-232148-0. 36 pages. Ages 6-12. 137 more words

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