Does a Frozen Body Shatter?
Can a frozen body be shattered with a hammer, how can speedbumps diagnose appendictis and why are reindeers' noses red? For Christmas 2012 we talk to a host of scientists doing seasonal research, find out how Elite, the blockbuster computer game launched 30 years ago, is about to make a comeback, and answer your brain-busting science questions, including why chewing gum gets tougher the longer you chew it, and we do the experiment to discover whether James Bond really could freeze - then shatter - a baddie...
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A Christmas present for astronomers, 5 new planets orbiting a star in our cosmic backyard.
Dear Chris Smith,
Here is my question to the naked scientists:
I wonder why it is that even if you have a fresh chewing gum and you do
heavy physical exercise or drink coffee that the texture of the material
changes. Are there enzymes digesting the material or is the pH c...