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Colin Barras - Author

About the Author

Colin Barras holds degrees in geology, palaeobiology and science communication, and a PhD in palaeontology. He has been technology news editor, life science, and biomedical news editor of New Scientist and continues to write for the magaine on a weekly basis. In 2012/2013, he was employed by CERN to write Hunting the Higgs, an introductory book on the science of the Large Hadron Collider and the discovery of the Higgs Boson. He also works for BBC Worldwide, writing and editing for the BBC Future and BBC Earth websites, and is frequently asked to comment on scientific breakthroughs.

Featured books by Colin Barras

Unbelievable Science

Unbelievable Science

Author: Colin Barras Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

This dazzling collection of stories reveals the key recent breakthroughs in science, across all fields. Inside you will meet the killers lurking in Earth's ice, the super-coral that could save our seas and the neuroscientists hunting ghosts. You will travel beyond our galaxy to worlds where the sun sets twice, and beyond our time to a future where the Internet is unhackable and chickenosaurs roam the land. Divided into sections covering physics, space, humanity, the brain, plants and animals, and linking stories from different fields, Unbelievable Science offers a boundless journey of discovery for anyone with a passion for the world around them. Prepare to be shocked and amazed on every page.

Other books by Colin Barras

Cutting-Edge Science

Cutting-Edge Science

Author: Colin Barras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

How did the atom bomb help save the elephant? Have we found the secret to eternal youth? Could a parasite be manipulating you right now? This dazzling collection of stories reveals the key recent breakthroughs in science, across all fields. Inside you will meet the killers lurking in Earth's ice, the super-coral that could save our seas and the neuroscientists hunting ghosts. You will travel beyond our galaxy to worlds where the sun sets twice, and beyond our time to a future where the Internet is unhackable and chickenosaurs roam the land. Divided into sections covering physics, space, humanity, the brain, plants and animals, and linking stories from different fields, Cutting-Edge Science offers a boundless journey of discovery for anyone with a passion for the world around them. Prepare to be shocked and amazed on every page.

Science Hacks

Science Hacks

Author: Colin Barras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages. On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind. Includes such topics and fields as: Particle Physics Evolutionary Biology Genetics Medicine Chemistry Ecology

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