What we're reading
What is life
What is life? Understand Biology in five steps, Paul Nurse, David Fickling Books.
Every life is on fire
Every Life is on Fire How thermodynamics explains the origin of living things, Jeremy England, Basic Books.
The Wizard and the Prophet
The Wizard and The Prophet Science and the Future of Our Planet, Science and the future of our planet, Charles C. Mann.
Thinking fast and slow
Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc.
Innovation and its enemies
Innovation and its enemies, Calestous Juma, Oxford University Press
The vital question
The Vital Question Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life, Nick Lane, Ww Norton & Co
Seeds of science
Seeds of Science: How We Got It So Wrong on GMOs, Mark Lynas, eds Bloomsbury Sigma.
Using Nature's Shuttle
The book passes on the true story of what young scientists in a public Belgian university learned about a million-year-old single cell soil bacterium.
The author, Judith M. Heimann, a former diplomat and writer of non-fiction books.
The GMO Revolution
GM crops symbolize an important evolution in plant breeding. An evolution that is based on modern plant biotechnology, a new scientific discipline that originated in Belgium at Ghent University and which examines the genetic basis of plant characteristics. This knowledge forms the basis for a range of new strategies for crop improvements. The GMO Revolution offers a balanced and fact-based insight into how GM crops could be useful in solving current and future issues facing agriculture: from potatoes that can protect themselves against late blight to trees that can be used in biofuel production, to rice that contains more vitamins and wheat with a safe form of gluten.