Brian Clegg

The Universe Inside You

Built from the debris of exploding stars that floated through space for billions of years, home to a zoo of tiny aliens, and controlled by a brain with more possible connections than there are atoms in the universe, the human body is the most incredible thing in existence.

In the sequel to his bestselling Inflight Science, Brian Clegg explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses which are thought to have once been separate creatures; how your eyes are quantum traps, consuming photons of light from the night sky that have travelled for millions of years; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time, and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot.

Read THE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOU and you'll never look at yourself the same way again.
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    Pranavi Venkathar citeretfor 2 måneder siden
    That’s more than a billion atoms for every second the universe is thought to have existed
    Катерина Кузнецоваhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: ‘Three quarks for Muster Mark!’ The way quarks come in threes made the text very apt, so Gell-Mann adopted the spelling, even though it didn’t fit his pronunciation.
    Катерина Кузнецоваhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    This odd name, quark, is often pronounced to rhyme with lark, but when American physicist Murray Gell-Mann dreamed up the idea, he wanted it to rhyme with cork. He came up with that ‘kwork’ sound without thinking about how to spell it. But then he came across a line in James

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