10 Questions Science Can't Answer (Yet): A Guide To Science's Greatest Mysteries

Paperback | January 1, 2007

byM. Hanlon

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In the space of 60 seconds a body processes one quadrillion atoms of oxygen, several trillion molecules of carbon dioxide, and the untold products of digestion. After forty years, 90% of the atoms in our body are different. So are you still the same person? Science writer Michael Hanlon takes us into the depths of this and other scientific mysteries, exploring the oft-asked questions of young and old alike. In witty, engaging prose, Hanlon asks:
· Does your dog have a soul?
· Will we ever be able to live forever?
· Are we getting smarter?
· Is science really ready to discount the possibility of ghosts?
Science may not have all the answers (yet), but while taking us on this grand tour of today's scientific conundrums, Hanlon reveals the complexities behind the mysteries that persist, and shows us that the answers may be coming sooner than we think.

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In the space of 60 seconds a body processes one quadrillion atoms of oxygen, several trillion molecules of carbon dioxide, and the untold products of digestion. After forty years, 90% of the atoms in our body are different. So are you still the same person? Science writer Michael Hanlon takes us into the depths of this and other scient...

Michael Hanlon is the author of Eternity, The Science of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Real Mars, and The Worlds of Galileo. He is the science editor at The Daily Mail.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230622845

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"Hanlon is a witty writer who takes esoteric science and makes it both intelligible and entertaining."--New Scientist's Culture Lab"A truly thought-provoking and fascinating exploration of areas of science that aren't fully understood"--Brian Clegg, author of The God Effect"A lovely book...you hear some pretty class stories"--Anita Anand, BBC Radio Five Live“I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an enquiring mind, or the desire to scrape the surface of popular wisdom to see what lies beneath. An entertaining and enlightening read.”--Alexis Lambourne, Materials Today"For anyone interested in the greatest mysteries about our lives, universe(s) and sleves, this is the most engaging, yet manageable book of the decade.  A must buy." --Business and Finance Ireland