Answers to Science Questions

20 March 2005

If left handed people are made to write with their right hand, will it cause confusion in the brain? I wondered whether...

20 March 2005

I was 35 when I realised that I had synaesthesia but no-one in my family has it. I was wondering if it was the brain...

20 March 2005

How many cells are there in the brain, and how powerful is a black hole?

20 March 2005

Is left handedness genetic, and are left handed people more artistically creative?

20 March 2005

Why do you hear your own voice differently to other people?

20 March 2005

How did the American chicken live for seven years with its head chopped off?

13 March 2005

If you had a stem cell transplant, would your DNA change?

13 March 2005

I haven't heard anything for about 6 months about drilling into Lake Vostok. I was wondering how people were...

13 March 2005

Why has there been such a delay in responding to climate change? It was mentioned in my school days 50 or 60 years ago.

13 March 2005

What effect have the atomic tests that were carried out in the 1960s had on the environment?

06 March 2005

Macrophages can clean up debris in the lungs. One of your guests the other week said that these phages can help the...

06 March 2005

I was hypnotised and thought I was a Dutch girl from 1815. Was this my former life?

06 March 2005

I really need to give up smoking but I just can't seem to do it. I have chronic pain after an operation, chronic...

06 March 2005

I went to a hypnotist to stop smoking in the early 1980s and it worked for about a year. I went away on holiday and...

06 March 2005

What are the dangers of hypnosis? Would it help with my anxiety disorder?

06 March 2005

I was hypnotised when I was 25. I'm now 67 and I've smoked once in between. The session cost me £4...

06 March 2005

Can hypnosis help tinnitus? It was brought on by two very stressful incidents. Tinnitus is when you get noises in the...

06 March 2005

I was hypnotised over 30 years ago and it cost me £5. At the time I was very angry with the hypnotist because...

27 February 2005

Eels manage to move from one bit of water to another. To do this they must go over land. How do they do it?

27 February 2005

Programmes always show dinosaurs as being slow. I don't they think they would have been. I think they would have...

27 February 2005

How do they name dinosaurs and the periods of time that relate to dinosaurs?

27 February 2005

Will man be come extinct like the dinosaurs?

27 February 2005

I would like to tell my grandfather's country of origin from his DNA. Can I do that?

20 February 2005

Why does cancer tend to be more common in older people?