On the plane back from a recent trip to Seoul I was able to catch up on some books including Philip Ball's very readable ones on shapes and flow and Jonah Lehrer's new book on creativity which gathers a lot of recent evidence and case studies in a very digestable way.
Both Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and The Geek Manifesto by Mark Henderson make a strong case for standing up for rigorous science and the importance of pointing out when science is misunderstood and misused in politics and the media.
The 23rd of June 2012 marks 100 years since the pioneer of computer science, Alan Turing, was born. This centenary is a timely reminder of Britain’s heritage as a computing nation.
Google and Microsoft are both making use of personal information, behaviour and searches to enable our own searches to be focused onto ‘friends and people who might know’.
Last week we argued for a NICE for social policy to be developed. Today Government announces plans to open up policy from outside Whitehall to help find “what works”, involving exploring the creation of new evidence centres.
As Scotland gears up for its annual swell of visitors during the festival season; the world also awaits the summer release of Disney/Pixar's latest 3D animated film, Brave. Set in medieval Scotland, Brave features a fiery red-headed heroine, tons of tartan and highland scenery galore.
Or: How do you find the low-hanging fruit in an invisible orchard?
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