Wellcome Book Prize 2014

26th February 2014

The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2014 has been announced by the chair of judges, poet Andrew Motion: Adam Rutherford, author of Creation: The Origin of Life/The Future of Life, will be competing against Elizabeth Gilbert, Emily Mayhew, Oliver Sacks, Andrew Solomon and Sarah Wise for this year’s Prize, which will be presented at a ceremony at Wellcome Collection on 29th April.

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Life on Mars

17th February 2014

Ever wondered what would happen to your body in Mars? In a recent article for Wired Magazine, Kevin Fong explores the strange, deadly effects a life on Mars would have on the human body:

Deprived of the need to work against the force of gravity, the body becomes deconditioned — taking athletes and turning them into couch potatoes.”

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Dostoevsky and the Chickens

11th February 2014

Tune in to BBC Radio 3, next Saturday 15th Feb, at 21:30, to hear novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo’s radio drama, ‘Dostoevsky and the Chickens’, in which convicts read Dostoevsky and dream of life beyond the prison chicken plant.

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