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Does Anything Eat Wasps?: And 101 Other Unsettling, Witty Answers to Questions You Never Thought You Wanted to Ask

by New Scientist

  • How fat do you have to be to become bulletproof?

  • Why do people have eyebrows?

  • Why do pineapples have spines?

  • How much does a head weigh?

  • What affects the color of earwax?

  • How quickly could I turn into a fossil?...

Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?: and 130 other science questions answered

by New Scientist

Why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling and falling out of the sky? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?, the eagerly-awaited new...


Nothing: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion

by New Scientist & Jeremy Webb

Incredible discoveries from the fringes of the universe to the inner workings of our minds-all from nothing!

It turns out that almost nothing is as curious-or as enlightening-as, well, nothing. What is nothingness?...


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

by New Scientist

• What time is it at the North Pole?

• What's the chemical formula for a human being?

• Why do boomerangs come back?

• Why do flying fish fly?

• Do the living really outnumber the dead?

• Why does...


Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?: And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions

by New Scientist

Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? is the third compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal success...


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions

by New Scientist

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is the latest compilation of readers' answers to the questions in the 'Last Word' column of New Scientist , the world's best-selling science weekly. Following the phenomenal...


How to Make a Tornado: The Strange and Wonderful Things That Happen When Scientists Break Free

by New Scientist

Science tells us grand things about the universe: how fast light travels, and why stones fall to earth. But scientific endeavour goes far beyond these obvious foundations. There are some fields we don't often...


How to Fossilise Your Hamster: And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist

by New Scientist

How can you measure the speed of light with chocolate and a microwave? Why do yo-yos yo-yo? Why does urine smell so peculiar after eating asparagus (includes helpful recipe)? How long does it take to digest...


Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?

by New Scientist

Amazing and intriguing questions and answers from the team behind the international phenomenon Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?

The popular-science magazine behind the runaway international bestsellers Why...


Why Can't Elephants Jump?: And 101 Other Questions

by New Scientist

Well, why not? Is it because elephants are too large or heavy (after all, they say hippos and rhinos can play hopscotch)? Or is it because their knees face the wrong way? Or do they just wait until no one's...