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5 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in the World

Wynn discussed science's most important current ideas. Now, they tackle the questions that science has been unable to answer-so far. Choosing one unsolved problem from each discipline, they explore the current scientific thinking behind these questions: How are particle masses determined? How did simple atoms first combine to form complex molecules? What role does the genome play in the development of life? Why is it so difficult to predict the weather?

And what is the future of the universe? Featuring cartoons by Sidney Harris, the book includes discussions of recent theories such as the God particle, string theory, "brane" theories, and the Theory of Everything and also explores other science questions. Arthur W. Charles M.

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    Four billion years ago, something started stirring in the primordial soup. A few simple chemicals got together and made biology — the first molecules capable of replicating themselves appeared.

    We humans are linked by evolution to those early biological molecules. But how did the basic chemicals present on early Earth spontaneously arrange themselves into something resembling life?

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    How did we get DNA? What did the first cells look like? Some say life began in hot pools near volcanoes, others that it was kick-started by meteorites hitting the sea. Perhaps not. Astronomers have been scouring the universe for places where water worlds might have given rise to life, from Europa and Mars in our solar system to planets many light years away.

    Science's great unknowns: 20 unsolved questions

    Radio telescopes have been eavesdropping on the heavens and in a signal bearing the potential hallmarks of an alien message was heard. Astronomers are now able to scan the atmospheres of alien worlds for oxygen and water. The next few decades will be an exciting time to be an alien hunter with up to 60 billion potentially habitable planets in our Milky Way alone. We do, however, have bigger brains than most animals — not the biggest, but packed with three times as many neurons as a gorilla 86 billion to be exact.

    A lot of the things we once thought distinguishing about us — language, tool-use, recognizing yourself in the mirror — are seen in other animals. Scientists think that cooking and our mastery of fire may have helped us gain big brains. The harder, more philosophical, question is why anything should be conscious in the first place. We spend around a third of our lives sleeping.