13 Things That Don't Make Sense

The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

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13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
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  • 1847651305
  • 9781861976475
  • 9781847651303

Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense.

Even today there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the sixteenth century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don't Make Sense Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow's breakthroughs.

Is ninety six percent of the universe missing? If no study has ever been able to definitively show that the placebo effect works, why has it become a pillar of medical science? Was the 1977 signal from outer space a transmission from an alien civilization? Spanning fields from chemistry to cosmology, psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement and controversy of the scientific unknown.

  • Profile Books; July 2010
  • ISBN 9781847651303
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  • Title: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense
  • Author: Michael Brooks
  • Imprint: Profile Books
Subject categories
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  • 1847651305
  • 9781861976475
  • 9781847651303

About The Author

Michael Brooks is the author of the bestselling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don't Make Sense and Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science. He holds a PhD in quantum physics, is a consultant at New Scientist and writes a weekly column for the New Statesman

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  • 1847651305
  • 9781861976475
  • 9781847651303