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Physics books of 2022

Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of the Mass, by Frank Close On the day the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was due to be announced, University of Glasgow theoretical physicist and presumed laureate Peter Higgs stepped down from the grid. Without telling anyone where he was going, Higgs left his apartment and started …

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Essential COP15 reading: six books that explain the biodiversity crisis

The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen Chosen by Patrick Barkham Imagine a beautiful Persian rug 12 feet by 18 feet. Now imagine wielding a razor-sharp hunting knife and cutting it into 36 equal pieces. When you’re done cutting, there’s still nearly 216 square feet of recognizable things like rugs. But are they beautiful …

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