New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture. I used to co-run the features department, and am now a consultant. It's still my favourite magazine.
An introduction to 13 Things That Don't Make Sense
My columns in the New Statesman
Weird Science: my page on lovely Lamb's site
Recent books I like:
This is by my friend Mark Stevenson. Read it: it might just motivate you to help us out of the hole we've dug for ourselves
A must-read for anyone who wants to know why we can't afford for scientists to continue their shocking naiivete.
It's by a concerned NASA climate scientist and grandfather. Just read it