Monthly Archives: May 2012

Find the geeks

Guru magazine, which has today given The Geek Manifesto a very kind review, has three copies of the book to give away… The challenge is to find the geeks hidden on this blog, the Guru website, and my publisher’s blog. … Continue reading

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Geek questions for the Queen’s Speech 2: House of Lords reform

I wrote yesterday about the hope that a Libel Reform Bill will be presented in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday. There’s also another issue that’s likely to come up that’ll be of interest to geeks, and that’s reform of the … Continue reading

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Geek questions for the Queen’s Speech: Libel reform

The Geek Manifesto opens with the story of one of the most remarkable examples of geek activism to date: the extraordinary support given to the science writer Simon Singh when he was sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. … Continue reading

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Geek Manifesto events start this week

With the Eureka extracts out, and the book hitting the shops on Thursday May 10, the book tour is getting underway. First up, I’ve been interviewed for this week’s edition of the terrific Pod Delusion podcast. Then tomorrow, Sunday May … Continue reading

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Mini eBook published!

After the Times extracts yesterday, there’s Now a further opportunity to get a taster of The Geek Manifesto. We’ve published one of the chapters, on science and government, as a mini eBook, and it’s available to download today for just … Continue reading

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Geek Manifesto extracts in Eureka

It’s now just a week until The Geek Manifesto is finally published, and today, The Times (where I covered science for 11 years) has published three extracts in its Eureka science magazine (paywall). The spreads look fantastic — I particularly … Continue reading

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Don’t destroy research

Lots of great coverage for scientists at Rothamsted Research, who have appealed to anti-GM crop protesters who have threatened to trash a trial plot of GM wheat on May 27. Sense About Science have also organised an online petition, which … Continue reading

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Geeky reads

Geeky reads is a new feature of this blog: a collection of links to stories and other material that are relevant to the themes of The Geek Manifesto. In today’s roundup: Imran Khan, director of The Campaign for Science and … Continue reading

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