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Best Australian science writing 2015

Author: Bianca Nogrady
Publisher: Coogee, N.S.W. NewSouth Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year. How does dust connect the cosmos with our bed sheets? Why do lobsters do the Mexican Wave backwards? And what makes us feel 'wetness' when there's no such thing as 'wet' nerve receptors? Now in its fifth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 draws on the knowledge and insight of Australia's brightest thinkers in examining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bianca Nogrady
ISBN: 9781742234410 1742234410
OCLC Number: 915777496
Description: 301 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The who behind the why / Bianca Nogrady --
All dressed up for mars and nowhere to go / Elmo Keep --
The vanishing writers / Fiona McMillan --
I wormbot: The next step in artificial intelligence / Gillian Terzis --
It's all in your mind: The feeling of wetness is an illusion / Jesse Hawley --
Love bug / Wendy Zukerman --
Light / Sarina Noordhuis-Fairfax --
Playing God / Bridie Smith --
Job Description / Alice Gorman --
The past may not make you feel better / Christine Kenneally --
Maths explains how lobsters swim / Clare Pain --
Global roadmap shows where to put roads without costing the earth / William Laurance. Messages from Mungo / John Pickrell --
Uncharted waters / Daniel Stacey --
Field guide to the future / Ian Lunt --
How I rescued my brain / David Roland --
Small mammals vanish in northern Australia / Dyani Lewis --
Will a stain a day really keep the doctor away? / Elizabeth Finkel --
An uneasy alliance: Our debt to tools and their persistence in our nightmares / Elizabeth Bryer --
Aliens versus predators: The toxic road invasion / Michael Slezak --
What shall we teach the children / George Clark --
Why aren't we dead yet? / Idan Ben-Barak --
Robots on a roll / James Mitchell Crow --
Honest placebos / Jane McCredie. Imagine there's new metrics (it's easy if you try) / Jenny Martin --
The women who fell through the cracks of the universe / Lauren Fuge --
Beating the odds / Trent Dalton --
Where's the proof in science? There is none / Geraint Lewis --
Germ war breakthrough / John Ross --
Lost in a floral desert / Manu Saunders --
Revisiting Milgram's shocking obedience experiments / Nick Haslam and Gina Perry --
Social robots are coming / Wilson da Silva --
How dust affects climate, health and...everything / Tim Low --
Copulate to populate: Ancient Scottish fish did it sideways / John Long --
The mind of Michio kaku / Tim Dean.
Responsibility: Bianca Nogrady.

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