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How different from each other are we all, really? Angela Saini looks at the issues, claims and evidence behind race science How do we define race? Is our skin colour linked to our deep genetic code, and is it possible that some races are simply better at doing certain things than others? And, assuming there is any truth in any of this…how would one actually attempt to find out in a fair and logical, unbiased way? Superior In Superior: The Return of Race Science, Angela Saini examines the history of race science and the people who spend years studying it. Superior was influenced by Saini’s childhood, when experiences of every-day racism made her question the perceptions about race that she witnessed all around her, leading to a career as a science journalist and now three-time author. Both a historical account of how race science evolved into existence and the motivating factors that, Saini says, have led to its revival as a tool at the hands of various political groups, Superior is bound to make you question your assumptions about others – whether you like it or not. Next time we bring out the microphones, it’s the end of an era, as we say goodbye to Emma Stoye as our long time Book Club presenter. To mark the occasion she’ll be going out with a bang, presenting a discussion about Fiona Erskine’s debut novel, The Chemical Detective. A slight departure from the usual for us, this time we’re heading into thriller territory, taking in Slovenia and Chernobyl – with a scientific twist, of course! We want to include you, the Chemistry World reader, in the conversation so tweet your thoughts to @ChemistryWorld, or use the hashtag #BookClubCW and we’ll endeavour to include your opinions (or questions) in the podcast. Topicsangela saini inferiorChemistry World Book Club podcastCulture and peopleHealthLifePhilosophy of sciencePodcastspopular sciencerace science Related articlesReviewLiquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives2018-09-28T15:35:00Go with the flowReviewCatching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System2018-10-05T14:20:00Revealing the mysteries of space, one mote of dust at a timeReviewArtificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World2018-10-12T14:38:00Not OK, computer More PodcastsPodcastBeta-damascenone2019-11-08T11:48:00ZLouise Crane explains how a series of happy accidents led to the discovery of this rose-scented compound, found in rose oil, beer, apple pie and Kentucky bourbon.PodcastGallium arsenide2019-11-01T09:30:00ZBrian Clegg introduces gallium arsenide – the supercar of the semiconductor scenePodcastElectrum2019-10-25T09:37:00Z Georgia Mills introduces the malleable mixture of gold and silver that minted some of the world’s oldest coins SubscribeAdvertiseTopicsIssuesContributors Our mission News and events Campaigns Awards and funding Global challenges Support our work © Royal Society of Chemistry Registered charity number: 207890 Site powered by Webvision Cloud Validate Accessibility