The Why Files: The Science Behind the News
by David J Tenenbaum (9780143114673)

The Why Files: The Science Behind the News
David J Tenenbaum
Release Date: 30 April 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 190
Category: Popular Science
ISBN: 9780143114673
ISBN-10: 0143114670

"Science" magazine meets "The Onion, Mental Floss," and "Mad" magazine in this ingenious guide to the science behind the news
For more than a decade, the intrepid folks at whyfiles.orgathe #1 science destination on the webahave been exploring the science behind newsworthy events. Now condensed into a book written with the siteas characteristic wit, "The Why Files" features scores of articles organized into sections that mirror any cityas 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 aGod Told Us to Kill, a 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.

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