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8 of the wildest ideas in science that will blow your mind

Published: 21st January, 2020 at 08:00
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As Albert Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge.” So with that in mind, here are our picks of the most radical theories in science.

The first science book I ever read blew my mind. I can’t remember the name of the book, but I know who it was written by: Marcus Chown.

In it he explained, in his effortless way, how the Universe began and how it might all end. To this day, the sense of wonder that Marcus’s writing inspired epitomises what makes science, and writing and reading about it, so special.

I want to share this scientific wonder with you all, and so this special feature celebrates some of the most mind-expanding ideas in science right now. From the search for dark matter to the quest to end ageing, there’s hopefully something for everyone.


Daniel BennettEditor, BBC Science Focus

Daniel Bennett is the Editor of BBC Science Focus. He is an award-winning journalist who’s been reporting on science and technology for over a decade, writing about the science of serials killers, sandwiches, supernovae and almost everything in between.

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