Author Mary Roach Looks at “the Curious Science” of the Military

Military science goes way beyond missile trajectories In her book, Roach takes a deep dive into military science and medicine and how even the simplest activities are complicated by the realities of combat or readiness for it. For example, most of us may take for granted being able to hear co-workers when collaborating on a task. But ears take a constant beating in the service—weapons and explosions, Roach writes, “are the biggest contributors to the $1 billion a year the Veterans Administration spends on hearing loss and tinnitus.”

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