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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity by Charles Seife reviewed
By Simon Ings
Technologies of the Human Corpse by John Troyer reviewed
W.E.B. Du Bois’s eloquent and ingenious charts, maps and diagrams showing the progress of 19th-century African Americans were powerful weapons in combatting racism
A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data by Alexander Boxer reviewed
They already do – but will they ever do it better than us?
Four books about the great physicist reviewed
Stephen Hawking: the myth and the reality
The history, power and beauty of infographics
The trade in cadavers is rife with scandal
The only thing that baffled Einstein was his own popularity
Believing in big data is equivalent to believing in the stars
Can computers compose?
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.