In an attempt to create the most popular science book ever, Nelson & Hollingham use cutting-edge science and technology to bring a little more happiness into our lives: cloning a faithful pet so that an old friend will forever be there to fetch your slippers, recreating a Grand National winner in a petri dish, avoiding arguments by actually being in two places at once, boosting your intelligence with an extra brain, or simply making sure you don't get too cold with heat-sensitive underpants that tell your boiler what to do. Topics include: biotechnology, quantum mechanics, gene therapy, time travel, parallel universes, black holes, GM, bionics, cybernetics, cryogenics, nanotechnology, teleportation and antigravity.
Sue Nelson is an award-winning science correspondent for BBC News. She has written on science for various national newspapers and has presented numerous scientific programmes for BBC News 24, Radio 4 and 5-Live. These include Robo Sapiens (winner of a BT Technology Journalism Award), True Love: At Last Scientific Proof! (winner of a Glaxo Wellcome Science Writers' Award). Richard Hollingham is a journalist and presenter for BBC Radio and a former reporter and senior producer on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He has broadcast on science for Radio 4, 5-Live, BBC News-24 and the BBC World Service, including reports from the top of a missile in Kazakhstan and down a crevasse in Antarctica.