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Eureka!

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529394122

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 11th November 2021

Genre: Mathematics & Science

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Could you surf down an erupting volcano?

Why don’t penguins’ feet freeze?


Are you breathing the same air as Leonardo da Vinci?


Are there any green mammals?

If you’ve ever wondered why tigers have stripes and pineapples have spikes, how to escape quicksand, what would happen if the moon vanished, and why cats (nearly) always land on their feet – you’ve come to the right place.

Hilarious, unexpected and entertaining, New Scientist’s popular ‘Last Word’ column has been a treasure trove of fascinating and surprising questions and answers for over a decade. From why flamingos are pink and why songs get stuck in our heads, to how to measure the speed of light using chocolate, Eureka! brings together 365 mindblowing questions, fascinating facts and exciting experiments. You’ll find out how to extract your DNA, what happens when black holes collide, if fish get thirsty and what on earth eats wasps.

It’s enough to make you shout ‘EUREKA!’ all year round.