scientist 62: the science writer – big questions in popular science (2013)

The author of a riveting book called “The Big Questions in Science” explains how they researched How did life begin? Why do we dream? And when can I have a robot butler? Science writer Mun Keat Looi talks about some of the most exciting and pressing questions facing humanity. Mun Keat explains how he and coauthors Hayley Birch and Colin Stuart gathered the most cutting edge science research to shed new light on the twenty biggest questions keeping us up at night, such as How did life begin? And are we alone in the universe? The authors explain everything in a way that’s easy to understand – helped by stunning photography and funny cartoon drawings.

Follow-up links

  • Check this Guardian article:
  • ‘The Big Questions in Science: The Quest to Solve the Great Unknowns’
  • Mun Keat Looi works on other projects too, his website is:

25/09/2013 Tagged 105science, bacteria, biology, cancer,chemistry, Colin Stuart, environment, Hayley Birch, Mun Keat Looi, physics, population, robots, science questions