Respectful and serious yet entertaining, this history of cadavers past and present features visits to morticians, forensic scientists, and medical schools.
Mary Roach, always game to experiment for her book research, goes to medium school, undergoes electromagnetic waves to her brain to see if it helps her to see ghosts, examines a piece of alleged ectoplasm at Cambridge University, and more!
The author discusses what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.
Explores the strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. The author previews space travel without leaving earth, thanks to space agencies' startlingly bizarre space simulations.
Mary Roach has also written the foreword to Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed by Carl Zimmer.