Books

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

In our final extract from the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 shortlist, Ed Yong explores the microbiota that teem all over and within our bodies, and the incredible ways they affect our lives.

Interview: is evolution predictable?

In his new book Improbable Destinies, Jonathan Losos explores whether evolution is predictable and why adaptations converge - he talks to us about the fate of the dinosaurs, alien life and whether humans are really the peak of evolution.

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The Tiniest Atom

In this extract from the new book Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals, Sarah Schofield brings the puzzling thought experiment Laplace's Demon to life. 

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss

Read an extract from Sarah Moss' The Tidal Zone - shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 - about a family whose life is turned around when their 15-year-old daughter's body inexplicably fails.