Answers to Science Questions

12 February 2006

Why is it that when you put something metal in the microwave, you get a firework display, and yet the inside of the...

12 February 2006

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

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...

12 February 2006

I was wondering if you could tell me whether my male dog is sensitive to my menstrual cycle? I've brought a puppy...

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...

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

How can active transport in plants possibly work?

05 February 2006

We occasionally look after a dog when our friends go on holiday. We noticed that when it wees on the grass, the grass...

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

How do turtles stretch out their neck? What is their bone structure?

05 February 2006

If you spill some water on the kitchen floor, it's obviously very slippery. Yet when you want to turn the pages...

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,...

05 February 2006

Why does ouzo turn milky white when water is added? It must be mainly water to start with and as the concentration of...

29 January 2006

I was just wondering what grenades are made out of, and why does it take a while to go off after the pin is taken out?

29 January 2006

Do asteroids have a maximum speed or do they keep accelerating?

29 January 2006

How dependent are we on satellites? If somebody put a computer bug in them, what would happen?

29 January 2006

I look out of my window and see something that appears to be a satellite. It rises in the sky through the night. It...

29 January 2006

Why did we send dogs into space?

22 January 2006

I've been told that Santa Barbara is the third most dangerous place to live in the United States because it at...

22 January 2006

We've been removing gas and oil through the surface of the Earth for hundreds of years. Would this have any effect...

22 January 2006

I think I'm right in saying that diamonds are produced by some volcanoes. Why?

22 January 2006

How does the Richter Scale work?