From the phenomenal New Scientist series, with over 2,500,000 copies sold
Every year, readers send in thousands of questions to New Scientist, the world's best-selling science weekly, in the hope that the answers to them will be given in the 'Last Word' column - regularly voted the most popular section of the magazine.
DOES ANYTHING EAT WASPS? is a collection of the very best. Ever wondered why we can't eat green potatoes? Or why all the local dogs howl at emergency sirens? Or why the sea is blue inside caves? And is there anything that eats wasps? Some of the questions that seem simple are actually very complex to answer, and some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation.
New Scientist's 'Last Word' celebrates them all - the trivial, the idiosyncratic, the baffling and the strange. This is popular science at its most entertaining and enlightening for anyone who has ever wondered why bruises go through a range of colours, why airliners suddenly plummet, and whether a compass would work in space?
Since the first magazine was published in 1956, New Scientist has established a world-beating reputation for exploring and uncovering the latest developments and discoveries in science and technology, placing them in context and exploring what they mean for the future. Each week through a variety of different channels, including print, online, social media and more, New Scientist reaches over four million highly engaged readers - over a million readers for the print magazine alone.