Ricky Gervais loves New Scientist
New Scientist magazine is a great read. My first love was science and nature – things that never change, and those things have provided a great inspiration in my life and my work. I studied biology at university, although the 40 hours per week was a bit much for me, to be honest, so I switched to philosophy (just the seven hours).
But why do I love science? Well, we’re still the same as we were 10,000 years ago - we’re still that man who came out of a cave and worried about being eating, and mating, and eating, and keeping warm. We’re still that animal.
I love delving into science magazines and New Scientist has such a legacy behind it.
That said, I don’t think you ‘read’ a science magazine, you ‘invest’ in it. In other words, you need the time to scrutinise every word – you can’t skim read a feature on the Hadron Collider.