Answers to Biology Questions

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13 June 2017

We keep hearing how smart dolphins are, have we ever been able to communicate with them in any meaningful way

13 June 2017

What causes beached whales to explode? And what are they doing on the beach in the first place?

13 June 2017

How should we go about cleaning up our local beach? Would putting something like phytoplankton in the water be helpful?

13 June 2017

Just how giant IS a giant squid?

06 June 2017

Does being hot help to warm up your muscles quicker?

25 May 2017

In May 2017, the Naked Scientists reported on the discovery that the caterpillar of the wax moth can break down plastic...

23 May 2017

Why do some parts of the body speed up as we get older, whilst others deteriorate?

23 May 2017

Are there any invisibility cloaks in the animal kingdom? In other words, can any animal be truly invisible?

23 May 2017

Looking at some things, like an overflowing bin, or someone being sick, can be enough to put you right off your...

23 May 2017

What is the best way to clear a car of flatulence? Is there a combination of sunroof cracking, window opening that most...

25 April 2017

Izzie Clarke has been investigating this colourful conundrum from David.

04 April 2017

Limonene causes the smell in both oranges and lemons: why don't they smell alike?

04 April 2017

Why do plants produce oil?

04 April 2017

Do chillies burn both ways?

04 April 2017

Why do herbivores have such diverse poos?

04 April 2017

How to plants move so quickly and trap flies?

04 April 2017

Why do mints make you feel cold, and chilies make you feel hot?

04 April 2017

Can you do genetic testing on trees to find out which individual trees are related?

21 March 2017

The "flying hypodermic" can pass on malaria, but what about AIDS?

07 March 2017

what changes in your body from start to finish?

07 March 2017

Are hairy men better at producing babies?

07 March 2017

Will someone in the Arctic circle be less sensitive than someone in Australia?

07 March 2017

We test our panelists' knowledge of their fruit and veg...

07 March 2017

What's the cause of the splitting headache we sometimes get when eating something cold?