Matin Durrani - Science Journalist

Furry Logic: a live doodle

Posted by Matin Durrani on 3 November 2016

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I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the launch of the book Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life at the Institute of Physics in London, where my co-author Liz Kalaugher and I spoke about some of the amazing creatures in our book. I talked about how cats drink using surface tension and how mosquitoes exploit Newton's laws to survive collisions with raindrops, while Liz discussed why loggerhead turtles can navgiate using the Earth's magnetic field and explained just why it is that the giant squid has an eye bigger than any other animal in the world.

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Spotify playlist - Furry Logic: Light

Posted by Matin Durrani on 3 November 2016

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For completeness, I've now created a Spotify playlist for some of the animals featured in the final chapter on light in the new book I've written with Liz Kalaugher called Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life.

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Furry Launch: the launch event

Posted by Matin Durrani on 20 October 2016

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furrylogic books at launch event6 Hot on the heels of last Saturday's four-star review in the Daily Telegraph of Furry Logic: the Physics of Animal Life, my co-author Liz Kalaugher and I travelled from Bristol up to London last night for the official launch of our potential smash-hit popular-science book.

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Furry Logic in the Cosmic Shed

Posted by Matin Durrani on 13 October 2016

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14721670_10154368500706072_2391799018174Hot on the heels of our appearance on BCFM Radio earlier this week, my Furry Logic co-author Liz Kalaugher and I were guests yesterday on the latest Cosmic Shed podcast. Recorded in a garden shed in suburban Bristol by science communicator Andrew Glester, the Cosmic Shed podcast is all about science and storytelling. It covers "films, books, music, theatre, TV", and anything else that catches Andrew and his pals' curiosity "from rigorously accurate science fact to ridiculously speculative science fiction".

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Furry Logic on BCFM Radio

Posted by Matin Durrani on 10 October 2016

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lizmatin BCFM This afternoon I was a guest on the "Love and Science" show on BCFM Radio here in Bristol along with my Furry Logic co-author Liz Kalaugher. The regular Monday-afernoon science show is hosted by the melifluous Malcolm Love (pictured left) and his sidekick Andrew Glester (out of view).

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Spotify playlist - Furry Logic: Electricity & Magnetism

Posted by Matin Durrani on 9 October 2016

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  It's time for the penultimate Spotify playlist featuring - or linked to - animals in my and Liz Kalaugher's new book Furry Logic: the Physics of Animal Life. Published by Bloomsbury, the book's now available to buy in the UK and is due to come out on 31 January 2017 in the US.

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Spotify playlist - Furry Logic: Sound

Posted by Matin Durrani on 4 October 2016

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I've now created the next Spotify playlist featuring animals covered in my and Liz Kalaugher's new popular-science book Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life, published by Bloomsbury. This playlist's all about the animals covered in our chapter on sound.

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Furry Logic: a poem

Posted by Matin Durrani on 4 October 2016

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furrylogic cover lores4With the publication of Furry Logic just days away - Thursday 6 October 2016 to be precise - my co-author Liz Kalaugher and I have been the lucky recipients of several advance copies of our book sent to us by the lovely people at Bloomsbury in central London.

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Spotify playlist - Furry Logic: Fluids

Posted by Matin Durrani on 3 October 2016

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Over the weekend, while enjoying Birmingham City satisfyingly beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 to go sixth in the Championship, I created the next Spotify playlist featuring animals covered in my and Liz Kalaugher's new popular-science book Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life, published by Bloomsbury.

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Spotify playlist - Furry Logic: Forces

Posted by Matin Durrani on 29 September 2016

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Right, so here's the next Spotify playlist featuring animals covered in my and Liz Kalaugher's new popular-science book Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life, published by Bloomsbury.

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