If you're looking for a scientific read to get your teeth into, our latest selection includes just about everything in existence. It spans subjects ranging from the detection of gravitational waves in deep space and the prospect of immortality, through to the challenges of decoding DNA and an unusually lively tour of the topic of death. And rather than simply explaining the discoveries, you can also find out the story behind some of the world's greatest breakthroughs.

Read on to find out about the latest books explaining the current state of our knowledge of the universe around us.