MICHAEL BROOKS, Ph.D., is formerly senior features editor, and now a consultant for "New Scientist," in which the wildly popular article on which this book is based first appeared. His writing has appeared in the "Guardian," the "Independent," and the" Observer." He lives in England.
Advance Praise for "13 Things That Don t Make Sense" WOW! is one of the things that Michael Brooks includes here it is the signal from space that may have come from an alien civilization but it s also the way I feel about this book s magical mystery tour. You will be amazed and astonished you when you learn that science has been unable to come up with a working definition of life, why death should happen at all, why sex is necessary, or whether cold fusion is a hoax or one of the greatest breakthroughs of all time. Strap yourself in and prepare for a WOW! of an experience. Richard Ellis, author of "The Empty Ocean" and" Tuna: A Love Story""