Why it's not all rocket science

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An introductory guide to 100 of the most extraordinary theories and experiments in the history of science.

In 1983 Justin Schmidt recorded the degree of pain he felt when stung by different venomous insects, resulting in the Schmidt Pain Index. With chapters on medicine, psychology, society, and the universe, this book examines 100 experiments, ranging from the peculiar (like Schmidts) to the groundbreaking (the creation of Dolly the sheep), and appraises their significance for practical science.