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08 October 2006

I've just been reading Superhuman by Robert Winston this week and never realised that mitochondria, the power...

08 October 2006

Gerard said earlier that all cells want to expand and grow and live. So why does cancer kill you? Why don't you...

01 October 2006

Who would win a fight between a hippo and a polar bear?

01 October 2006

How come I sneeze when I stare at the sun in the morning?

01 October 2006

Can you please tell me how to stop my body making mucus? I've had dysfunctional Eustachian tubes for seven months...

01 October 2006

Is it true that some of our senses degenerate and that some of them are more susceptible to damage than others? We see...

24 September 2006

I'd like to know whether it's possible to change your hair colour without chemicals, such as with gene...

24 September 2006

Why is it that some people are so tolerant to alcohol whereas other people just need to get a whiff to tip them over...

10 September 2006

Why do French beans squeak when you eat them but runner beans don't?

10 September 2006

My friend and I went to give blood the other day and were curious about how the body knows that it's a pint short...

10 September 2006

Can you please explain why some pinot grapes turn into great wines and some don't. Is it down to soil chemistry...

06 August 2006

How does hydration differ from water retention?

06 August 2006

Why do hairs grow at different rates?

06 August 2006

If it's ultraviolet light that causes skin cancer and there are UV lights in discos, are they dangerous? If not,...

06 August 2006

Does eating chillies help with neuralgia?

30 July 2006

It's been suggested that the police can trigger a public reaction by being heavy handed. We know that the police...

16 July 2006

When I was training to be a nurse, it was drummed into us that vitamin D comes from the sun. If we're all neurotic...

16 July 2006

Why is a chilli called a chilli when it's hot?

16 July 2006

Why do you sneeze when you look at the Sun?

16 July 2006

I'd like to know if putting lemon juice on your hair really helps to bleach it, and if so, why?

09 July 2006

The common reaction to allergy is a rash. Why is this and what good does it do?

09 July 2006

I am 100% allergic to onion, garlic, leeks, chives and the rest of those allium-based things. What is it about this...

09 July 2006

I've been suffering from hayfever ever since I was in junior high school, but suddenly two years ago when I was in...