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02 April 2006

We all know that music can affect mood. Why does it change our mood?

02 April 2006

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

02 April 2006

Why is it that when you pinch the excess skin on your elbow you don't feel the pain even if you pinch really quite...

02 April 2006

In your Christmas special you talked about why you can't tickle yourself because the brain switches it off while...

02 April 2006

Why is it if you see somebody get punched in the nose, you go ouch?

02 April 2006

How does meningitis affect the brain? I had it when I was younger and I think it might have affected my ability to...

26 March 2006

How do 3D glasses work, and if you need these 3D glasses to appreciate the effect at the end, how do they produce them...

05 March 2006

I have a question about anti-diarrhoea tablets. I've never been in favour of over-the-counter remedies but...

05 March 2006

Why do eggs make things rise when they're baked, and why does yeast make dough rise?

19 February 2006

How does taking herbal remedies such as St. John's Wort affect giving blood? Should you tell the blood donor...

19 February 2006

You were talking earlier about a drug that keeps people awake. The military have been issuing amphetamines for years to...

12 February 2006

Why do milk and orange juice or orange juice and toothpaste taste so disgusting together?

12 February 2006

What is the fifth taste you can sense on your tongue?

12 February 2006

When someone meets someone else, is there a special hidden smell that couples have between them, so that if you were...

12 February 2006

Why do we get cravings for certain foods, especially when it's for combinations of foods that we normally don...

12 February 2006

I know it sounds a bit crude, but I was wondering why farts seem to smell a bit worse and linger longer when we're...

05 February 2006

My family moved to Chicago from London three years ago and since then, I've lost my accent, yet Mum and Dad still...

05 February 2006

My blood group is O-negative, my parents are Group A, and my brother is Group A. I was wondering how I came to be this...

05 February 2006

I understand x-rays and how they work, but a couple of years ago, my son had a very serious eye injury. Over a period,...

15 January 2006

I'm curious about why some people get bitten more than others. In summer I can have some quite good bites on me....

15 January 2006

Why does the addition of bicarbonate of soda to the cooking of cabbage make it much softer and the colour stay much...

15 January 2006

For the last week there have been flies at work and they're more annoying than ever. By this I mean that they...

15 January 2006

It's always intrigued me that someone can have an accident, crash into a fence that pierces their body, and...

08 January 2006

If someone works out a lot and is in great physical shape but eats foods which are very high in fat or cholesterol, in...