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Eureka: Gavin Weightman *** 17 August 2017 - The author explores the origins of 5 technologies from flight to barcodes. Interesting topics but lacks sophistication in its analysis.
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Big Data: Brian Clegg **** 8 August 2017 - Approachable and impressive exploration of the way that data and algorithms are changing lives for the better - and the worse.
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Improbable Destinies: Jonathan Losos **** 5 Aug 2017 - Although this suffers in parts from 'Is it a book or an article' syndrome, Locos has a warm style and some interesting points to make about evolutionary convergence.
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