Answers to Science Questions

12 December 2004

What ingredients go into antibiotics, and how do they work?

12 December 2004

Which bacteria or viruses cause ear infections?

05 December 2004

Why do babies get jaundice when they are born, and why does a session on a sun bed help get rid of it?

05 December 2004

Why do I get hot sweats at night? I think I am going through the menopause.

05 December 2004

I have a blocked eustacian tube. How did this happen and how can I clear it?

05 December 2004

I am interested in finding asbestos in buildings. I was wondering whether Raman spectroscopy could be incorporated into...

05 December 2004

Can you use spectroscopy to spot whether ID cards are real, or faked on a home printer?

28 November 2004

How does breathable waterproof clothing work?

28 November 2004

Do fish ever get thirsty, and do they sweat?

28 November 2004

I had syphilis about 40 years ago. Why can I not give blood, and why am I now allergic to penicillin?

28 November 2004

I was looking at the moon and saw what looked like a huge great rock float past it. What was it?

28 November 2004

Why does Indian tonic water stop restless legs?

21 November 2004

Why do bubbles stick together in soapy water?

21 November 2004

How can we tell what noises the dinosaurs make?

21 November 2004

Can aspartame, the food sweetner, cause or worsen epilepsy?

14 November 2004

Is aloe vera grown commercially to harvest, how big are the plants, how is is extracted?

31 October 2004

How do antidepressants work?

31 October 2004

How long will it be before our current Big Bang theory is out of date?

31 October 2004

why don't woodpeckers get brain damage when they hammer into a tree?

31 October 2004

In Mill Road in Cambridge last Halloween I was out trick or treating with my daughter. We arrived at a door and mother...

31 October 2004

Whilst visiting a friend an electric toy belonging to her children suddenly switched on, doors opened and things moved...

31 October 2004

As a young child I woke up in the middle of night and found a man in red and white pyjamas standing at the end of my...

31 October 2004

Why can't we photograph ghosts if you can see them?

31 October 2004

I grew up in an incredibly old house. Our dog was the most placid animal, and yet it would run at the fastest pace...