Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

Began as a fascinating exploration of the pulling of various strings to manipulate senses into contrarian experiences for people trying things, and somehow partway through turned into a love letter from the author to the Italian Futurists. Not helped by my continual confusing of Prof. Charles Spence with Prof. Richard …

How To

Randall from XKCD has collected a bunch of thought-scoping exercises here about how to solve fairly basic problems (such as how to dig a hole) and then extrapolated to some less-basic ones (such as building a lava moat around your house) in such a way that gets you considering the …

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Marvellous bit of science communication, this! Throughout its 280-odd pages it touches on a vast number of scientific phenomena, and each is explained in an approachable, easy, and humorous conversational style. My only complaint is that it didn’t go into more detail on any of the topics it glanced across …