Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
Alie Ward interviews experts in various subjects - anything you can put an "-ology" to!
Her enthusiasm shines through, and her clear-eyed description of the inequalities that plague many areas of academia keeps it from becoming cheesy or forced. The theme naturally slants toward STEM subjects but some of the standouts include harder-to-define subjects - "Agnotology" particularly appears to have been popular.