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The Element in the Room: Science-y Stuff Staring You in the Face

The Element in the Room: Science-y Stuff Staring You in the Face (Hardback)

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'These nerds are the real deal.' Ben Goldacre, author of BAD SCIENCE'Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.' Rufus Hound'Cows rule the world? The Venn diagram of coffee? MIND BLOWN.' Tim Harford'They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.' Sandi Toksvig'Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.' Richard Herring'The Element in the Room is in equal measure both profound and irreverent, brilliant and daft. A veritable feast of the written nerd.' Jim Al-Khalili'A delightful romp through science at every level, from how to make a cocktail using octoploid DNA to what the meaningless end of the Cosmos will be like.' Zach Weinersmith'This book is 37% better than mine. But it took 100% more nerds to write it.' Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)Have you ever wanted to perform sonic experiments with your morning coffee? Predict the exact second your unborn child will be born? Spice up your love life with inspiration from the animal kingdom? Well now you can... The Element in the Room, the nerds' first ever book, is designed for anyone who is sci-curious and wants to know more about the world around them, especially the elements of everyday science that other books ignore.In 2016, the Nerds appeared thrice on QI, presented their own Radio 4 programme Domestic Science (which has been commissioned to return in 2018), toured their stand-up science show to over 15,000 people and their combined YouTube channels received millions of views. Over the next year they will be touring the UK with their new show You Can't Polish A Nerd and performing at the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.The Element in the Room will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain the everyday science that is staring you right in the face.

HumourScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Publication Date: 05/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781844039722  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Festival of the Spoken Nerd are a live comedy group who can be found bang in the middle of the comedy/science Venn diagram. They're best known for bringing electrifying live experiments, songs and spreadsheets to sold-out stages all over the UK in their unique, interactive, laugh-a-minute shows. They have their own Radio 4 programme called Domestic Science, and have appeared on QI three times.Steve MouldFrom mind-bending tricks on BBC1's Britain's Brightest to delving into our scientific heritage in ITV1's I Never Knew That About Britain, Steve describes himself as a jack of all scientific trades and master of none. He is the maker of mathematical curios, creator of illusions and poster of quirky science experiments on YouTube which have gained 2 million hits. Steve has made guest appearances on The One Show, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Sunday Brunch, Absolute Radio and BBC Radio 5Live. He was also the Science Presenter on Blue Peter "back in the day" and hasn't stopped going on about it since.Helen ArneyAs well as twice touring her science-infused comedy songs around the UK with Robin Ince, Prof. Brian Cox and Tim Minchin in Uncaged Monkeys, Helen has appeared on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience, smashed a wine glass with her voice live on Blue Peter and serenaded Jon Snow on Channel 4 News. As the UK's premiere geek songstress she's performed everywhere from the Edinburgh Fringe to Google's head office in California. Helen also presents science on BBC2 Coast, Discovery Channel's Outrageous Acts Of Science and has filled several notebooks with rhymes for "Uranus".

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