Michael Brooks is a journalist and author. His first novel, Entanglement, was published by Random House Australia in December 2007. His first non-fiction book, 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, an exploration of scientific anomalies, will be published in Autumn 2008 by Profile Books in the UK and by Doubleday Broadway, a division of Random House, in the US & Canada.
He is a consultant at New Scientist, a weekly magazine with over three quarters of a million readers worldwide. He is also co-writing a major TV series for Discovery Channel that will explore the known universe through the eyes and imagination of Professor Stephen Hawking.Until August 2006, Brooks was a senior features editor at New Scientist, co-ordinating, writing or editing many of the magazine's major feature projects. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and (his proudest byline) Playboy.
Journalist and author Michael Brooks discussed anomalous aspects of science, which he has chronicled in his book, 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. Among the mysteries he touched on: Science can only account for 4% of the universe. The yet-to-be-completely-understood forces of dark energy and dark matter are thought to make up the rest of it. Varying constants-- some laws of physics may have... More »