The 20 BIG questions in science – and how they might be answered (eventually)

  1. What is the universe made of?
  2. How did life begin?
  3. Are we alone in the universe?
  4. What makes us human?
  5. What is consciousness?
  6. Why do we dream?
  7. Why is there stuff?
  8. Are there other universes?
  9. Where do we put all the carbon?
  10. How do we get more energy from the sun?
  11. What’s so weird about prime numbers?
  12. How do we beat bacteria?
  13. Can computers keep getting faster?
  14. Will we ever cure cancer?
  15. When can I have a robot butler?
  16. What’s at the bottom of the ocean?
  17. What’s at the bottom of a black hole?
  18. Can we live for ever?
  19. How do we solve the population problem?
  20. Is time travel possible?

You can see a brief discussion of each question here.


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