Hawking will soon have a new book, so here’s a review of his last one

I have just written and submitted a review of the upcoming The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, which I will publish here after it appears in the major metropolitan newspaper that assigned it. Meanwhile, that seems like a good reason to republish my review of Hawking’s 2001 book, The Universe in a Nutshell here.

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We are the cooking apes, the creatures of the flame

NPR’s most e-mailed story of the past week discussed the topic of how eating meat made humans smarter. It included an interview with Richard Wrangham, whose book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human I reviewed last year. It made me realize that my science blog readers might appreciate my revisiting some reviews of books … Read more