Copernicus had wondered about the ‘why is there a nighttime at all?’ light issue also, once he realized that the sun does not revolve around us. The answer for astronomers then is the same as most people would respond now; the stars are too faint. Kepler instead said the universe was not infinite.

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In two weeks I will be talking at TEDx Flanders, in the magnificent theatre of the Flemish Opera of Antwerp, Belgium. I can’t wait, of course, and I have prepared a presentation which is hopefully…

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We all know a high-fat diet is going to be bad for most people, but why?

A study in mice showed that those lacking the gene-expression-controlling enzyme HDAC3 that were fed a high-fat diet…

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