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Nothing

Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion

By New Scientist

Edited by Jeremy Webb

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Published By
The Experiment
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Number Of Pages
272
Publication Date
March 25, 2014
ISBN
9781615192069

Nothing

Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion

By New Scientist

Edited by Jeremy Webb

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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? Where can it be found? The writers of the world's top-selling science magazine investigate—from the big bang, dark energy, and the void to superconductors, vestigial organs, hypnosis, and the placebo effect—and discover that understanding nothing may be the key to understanding everything:

What came before the big bang, and will our universe end?
How might cooling matter down almost to absolute zero help solve our energy crisis?
How can someone suffer from a false diagnosis as though it were true?
Does nothingness even exist? Recent experiments suggest that squeezing a perfect vacuum somehow creates light.
Why is it unfair to accuse sloths—animals who do nothing—of being lazy? And more!

Contributors Paul Davies, Jo Marchant, and Ian Stewart, along with two former editors of Nature and 16 other leading writers and scientists, marshal up-to-the-minute research to make one of the most perplexing realms in science dazzlingly clear. Prepare to be amazed at how much more there is to nothing than you ever realized.

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Review quotes

"The collection on a whole takes a fun and accessible tone with easily digestable insights and discoveries . . . the reading is breezy, proving it doesn't take a scientist to know about nothing."
Publishers Weekly

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Product details

Published By
The Experiment
Categories
Number Of Pages
272
Publication Date
March 25, 2014
ISBN
9781615192069

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