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The Resource 13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks

13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks

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13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time
Title
13 things that don't make sense
Title remainder
the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brooks
Title variation
Thirteen things that don't make sense
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on Michael Brooks's popular article for New Scientist--one of the most forwarded articles in the magazine's online history--13 Things That Don't Make Sense tackles the most hotly debated topics in science today, from the placebo effect to life on Mars, and shows how these conundrums are changing the way scientists approach their work and why these issues will define science in the twenty-first century. Brooks covers such topics as: the missing universe: Ninety percent of the universe simply does not exist--at least, not in any detectable form. Will we find a way to identify this dark matter, or will Isaac Newton's laws of universal gravitation be proven incorrect? ; the wow signal: In 1977, an astronomer detected a radiation blast, with no known origin, that may have been a transmission from an alien civilization. Debate has raged ever since, but is there any way to know for certain? ; cold fusion: Theoretically, it's impossible. Experimentally, it works. It might also solve our energy crisis for good. How can we harness it?
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1970-
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Brooks, Michael
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.B893 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Science
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13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-224) and index
Contents
The missing universe -- The pioneer anomaly -- Varying constants -- Cold fusion -- Life -- Viking -- The Wow! signal -- A giant virus -- Death -- Sex -- Free will -- The placebo effect -- Homeopathy
Control code
ocn213480209
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780385520683
Lccn
2008012443
System control number
(OCoLC)213480209
Label
13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-224) and index
Contents
The missing universe -- The pioneer anomaly -- Varying constants -- Cold fusion -- Life -- Viking -- The Wow! signal -- A giant virus -- Death -- Sex -- Free will -- The placebo effect -- Homeopathy
Control code
ocn213480209
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780385520683
Lccn
2008012443
System control number
(OCoLC)213480209

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