Science isn’t about knowing lots of facts or getting the right answer all the time. It’s not even about wearing a lab coat. Science is about asking sensible questions. They can be silly questions. They can even be impossible questions!
The history of science is paved with impossible questions. Each one is a stepping stone on the path to understanding the universe and everything in it. But this path is far from finished.
Every answer leads to new impossible questions that are still bamboozling biologists, confusing chemists and making physicists feel perplexed. In this series we will delve into a treasure trove of curious conundrums like:
Can I sleep with my eyes open?
Why can’t I tickle myself?
Are cats liquid or solid? And
What’s the world’s worst smell?
Isabel Thomas’s fantastically funny and informative answers are matched with bold, inviting answers to create a glorious compendium of weird and wonderful facts that you will want to read again and again.
The impossible questions in this series will help you explore life, the the universe and everything in it – and the best time to do this (as every scientist knows) is at bedtime!