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Science for Life Using the Latest Science to Change our Lives for the Better

ISBN: 9781848318182 | 1848318189
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Icon Books
Pub. Date: 5/19/2015

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From the failings of the five-second rule to the truth about phone masts and nuclear power, kept up-to-date with an online resource, Science for Life is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world.

Science plays a fundamental role in everyday lives—improving health, increasing life expectancy, and enhancing life experience. Yet it can be difficult to get a handle on what's best for you and your family.

Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg presents the latest scientific advice, cutting through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better.

Discover why the much-advertised antioxidants aren't good for you, the truth about fat and sugar, and why one of the healthiest foods contains carcinogens and 21 E-numbers. Find out what works and what doesn't in enhancing brainpower—from the failure of playing Mozart to babies to the surprising abilities of caffeine and nicotine. Understand the tools that advertisers use to persuade us and how we can turn the psychological pressure back onto them.

Brian Clegg is a science writer who studied physics at Cambridge University and specializes in making the strangest aspects of the universe, from infinity to time travel and quantum theory, accessible to the general reader. He is editor of and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK).

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