Written by experienced science writers, adept at translating the complicated concepts of "hard science" into an engaging and insightful discussion for the general reader, this book features 20 hot topics across the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and computer science to ignite the inquistitive scientist in all of us.
What are the great scientific questions of our modern age and why don't we know the answers? The Big Questions in Science takes on the most fascinating and pressing mysteries we have yet to crack and explains how tantalizingly close science is to solving them (or how frustratingly out of reach they remain). Some, such as "Can we live forever? and "What makes us human?" are eternal questions; others, such as "How do we solve the population problem?" and "How do we get more energy from the sun?" are essential to our future survival.
Written by experienced science writers, adept at translating the complicated concepts of "hard science" into an engaging and insightful discussion for the general reader, The Big Questions in Science grapples with 20 hot topics across the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and computer science to ignite the inquistitive scientist in all of us.
Mun Keat Looi is in charge of web content, social media and digital strategy for one of the world's biggest biomedical research charities, The Wellcome Trust. A former News Editor at SciDev.Net, he also writes for the Guardian and has worked for Thomson Reuters and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Hayley Birch is a science writer and editor with a sideline in quirky science projects. A former Editor at the Journal of Unlikely Sciences, she has written for New Scientist, Nature, The Telegraph and BBC Focus magazine. Colin Stuart is a physics and space geek. A presenter at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, he has also written for the Guardian, European Space Agency and Physics World, and is the brains behind the most watched science video on YouTube.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1 - What is the Universe made of; 2 - How did life begin; 3 - Are we alone in the Universe; 4 - What makes us human; 5 - What is consciousness; 6 - Why do we dream; 7 - Why is there stuff; 8 - Are there other universes; 9 - Where do we put all the carbon; 10 - How do we get more energy from the Sun; 11 - What's so weird about Prime Numbers; 12 - Can computers keep getting faster; 13 - When can I have a robot butler; 14 - How do we beat bacteria; 15 - Will we ever cure cancer; 16 - What's at the bottom of the ocean; 17 - What's at the bottom of a black hole; 18 - Can we live forever; 19 - How do we solve the population problem; 20 - Is time travel possible?
The Big Questions in Science by Mun Keat Looi
Mun Keat Looi
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