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The Why Files: The Science Behind the News

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Sciencemagazine meets The Onion, Mental Floss, and Madmagazine in this ingenious guide to the science behind the news For more than a decade , the intrepid folks at #1 science destination on the web?ave been exploring the science behind newsworthy events. Now condensed into a book written with the site? characteristic wit, The Why Filesfeatures scores of articles organized into sections that mirror any city? daily newspaper: World News, Metro, Business Life, Sports, Arts & Leisure, Travel, Style, Opinion Page, and more. Who knew that science can explain why extremists say ?od Told Us to Kill,? how poker can make you sick, why great racehorses have big butts, and if electrocution is the best way to zap a bug? For those who love accurate science served up with humor in a one-of-a-kind newscast, this decidedly non-geeky guide is a must.
Product Details

Author: David J. Tenenbaum, Terry Devitt

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Release Date: 2009-04-28

Pages: 208

ISBN: 0143114670

ISBN13: 9780143114673