Questions & Answers
The mythbuster and bestselling popular science author of A Grain of Salt tackles questions that show the scientific underpinnings of our culture
“A book with an incredibly high ‘Did you know that. . . ?’ quotient . . . Completely captivating. ” — New Brunswick Reader ... Read more
Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the fascinating chemistry all around us in this intriguing look at everyday science
From pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic, the science that surrounds us can be mystifying. Why do some people drill holes in their heads ... Read more
Award-winning author Joe Schwarcz continues his crusade against purveyors of poppycock as he investigates the surprising and sometimes sinister science of everyday food and life
Do you know if your waiter sings in the bathroom?
Or if the lady who whipped up the icing on your ... Read more
The bestselling popular science author “has made it his mission to tackle myths about science and the so-called experts who spread them” (CBC Radio)
“A compendium of short articles on a variety of subjects, written in a humorous, accessible style, and larded with intriguing ... Read more
Why do Cretans live longer than other people? Why are the wrong combinations of certain foods and drugs lethal? Can brazil nuts prevent cancer? Why do peanut bags expand on airplane flights? Just what IS the connection between Silly Putty and Flubber? Is there a difference between ... Read more
Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the fascinating chemistry that’s all around us in this intriguing look at everyday science
Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover ... Read more
The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Get a different twist on licorice and travel to the dark side of the sun. Control stinky feet and bend spoons ... Read more
Edited by David Kemp
Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King’s Cross station in London?
What is the telephone number of the National Theatre?
what is the best place to eat in Worcester?
Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland)
Was Pointius Pilate ... Read more