About this book
Gets to grips with those things that don't make sense in science, by highlighting 13 modern anomalies. These includes the unexplained 1977 signal from space, and the fact that the placebo effect has never been proven. Sold 30,000 copies in trade paperback. 'Brooks is an exemplary science writer... This is the sort of science book one always hopes for. Learned, but easy to read...' William Leith, "Daily Telegraph"
Is 96 percent of the universe missing? Was the 1977 signal from outer space a transmission from an alien civilization? This book presents thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow's breakthroughs. Spanning fields from chemistry to cosmology, psychology to physics, it captures the excitement and controversy of the scientific unknown.