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Whether it’s the bizarre truth about the animal kingdom or the delightful and dangerous fluids you encounter every day, scientific research can lead us to some unexpected places.

Join Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum, as he profiles two extraordinary books shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize: Lucy Cooke’s The Unexpected Truth about Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife and Mark Miodownik’s Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives. 

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