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The Universe through a keyhole
  • Published: 17 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473571853
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download

The Universe through a keyhole

30 Ways Science Proves Your Intuition Wrong


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The presenters of BBC Radio 4's flagship show, The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, set about explaining life's great mysteries.

Reality is not what it appears to be. Our intuition routinely lets us down. Nothing is quite what it seems. We see the universe through a keyhole.

Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford have spent years wrestling, debating and solving some of the world's greatest scientific conundrums. In this exclusive book, they share the tales that offer answers to questions that at first seem utterly baffling:

- What is a thought?
- What is déjà vu?
- What shape is the universe?
- Why do my headphones always get tangled?
- Why isn’t my leg hair as long as my head hair?
This is not a book of trivia. It’s a collection of stories – illustrated tales of how and why we know the things we know. Drawing upon their vast experience and expert knowledge, Rutherford and Fry satisfy our childlike curiosity for the world by revealing the secrets of universe. In their inimitable style, they will lead you, the curios, deep down into the wormholes of science, history and philosophy and – maybe – out the other side.

  • Pub date: 17 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473571853
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: Audio Download

About the Authors

Hannah Fry

Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the mathematics of cities from University College London. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, and has worked with governments, police forces, health analysts and supermarkets. Her TED talks have amassed millions of views and she has fronted television documentaries for the BBC and PBS; she also hosts the long-running science podcast, ‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry’ with the BBC.


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