As 2014 rapidly approaches its end we wanted to give a little something to our readers - and what more appropriate than a book?
We’ve taken 14 of the most popular stories from Mosaic’s first year and compiled them into a single anthology, which – in keeping with our ethos – we’re giving away free to download to your favourite ereader.
The books are compatible with a Kindle or any other ereader of choice as well as iBooks and other ebook apps.
There is a table of contents in each book (just click ‘contents’ in your ereader to view), but here is what’s included:
- Arrested development, by Virginia Hughes
- Blood speaks, by Rose George
- Can you supercharge your brain?, by Emma Young
- DIY diagnosis: how an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw, by Ed Yong
- How malaria defeats our drugs, by Ed Yong
- Hungary’s cold war with polio, by Penny Bailey
- Medicine’s dirty secret, by Bryn Nelson
- The big sleep, by Frank Swain
- The future of sex?, by Emily Anthes
- The man who grew eyes, by Moheb Costandi
- The man with the golden blood, by Penny Bailey
- The mind readers, by Roger Highfield
- The mirror man, by Srinath Perur
- Why do we have blood types?, by Carl Zimmer
All of these stories and more are of course also available to read on our website: http://mosaic.com/stories
If videos are more your thing, we recommend the boxset of Last Chance Saloon, our 11 episode mini-series following Twink’s musical journey through the brain and mental health. That and more available on our YouTube channel and the Mosaic website.
And if you want more bite-sized reading for your idle holiday moments, check out our #StockingFillerScience advent on Twitter.
We're now finished for the year but will be back on 6 January 2015 when normal service continues with more stories of the science of life every week.
Thanks for reading this year. Happy holidays and a happy new year.