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

Author: Michael Brooks
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brooks
ISBN: 9780385520683 0385520689
OCLC Number: 213480209
Description: 240 pages ; 25 cm
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.
Other Titles: Thirteen things that don't make sense
Responsibility: Michael Brooks.
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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.

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