This week’s New Scientist features an article entitled Smartphone surveillance: The cop in your pocket (kerching). In it, a rather breathless Nic Fleming waxes lyrically about how, thanks to our smartphones, “we are all set to gain unprecedented crime-fighting abilities.” Sadly, however, it is not through being able to download mad martial arts skillz via… Continue reading Would the “cop in my pocket” accept a bribe from News International?
The Daily Mail’s Science Editor Michael Hanlon has a pop at the trend in physics towards ever more outlandish theories in the New Scientist this week: Fun yes, but is it harmless? Scientists, and people like me who stick up for science, are happy to pour scorn on astrologers, homeopaths, UFO-nutters, crop-circlers and indeed the… Continue reading Is time travel the new porn?
I get New Scientist every week but every so often I get out of the habit of reading. Unread issues start to pile up and I get guilty that all that knowledge is going to waste. So, partly as a way of getting me in the habit of reading it again, partly as an aide… Continue reading Wot I lernt in New Scientist #2633