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2004-11-26 18:00:11

THE BIG BANG by Simon Singh (Fourth Estate, Pounds 20) ROLL UP for the greatest story ever told! At last, science describes the creation of the universe! Well, not quite. On creation as most of us understand it, science is silent. It has no better explanation of how a universe appears out of nothing than you or I, and scientists are just as likely to bring God into the story. What science can describe, however, is what happened after energy, matter, time and space appeared...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.