The Book of the Week is “Unsolved Science” by Bill Price, published in 2016.
This book is a compilation of articles discussing the various areas of science that humans have still to decipher.
One reason scientific mysteries remain is that they lie in regions difficult and expensive to study, such as the deep oceans and outer space.
Although it is known that humans have roughly half of the same DNA as bananas and 99% of chimpanzees, it is unclear what accounts for the differences in intelligence and linguistics between humans and the latter.
Read the book to learn why it is so difficult to find a cure for cancer; the causes of long-term global temperature changes; the pros and cons of nuclear power; and many other mysteries of the universe.