Answers to Science Questions

19 December 2004

On night when I was in Italy on holiday, a bright light appeared. I turned around and saw a big round thing and it was...

19 December 2004

Are there any substances on other planets that can be used for energy?

19 December 2004

I've always wondered why these supposed aliens with their amazing spaceships get all the way to Earth and then...

19 December 2004

I often see lights in the sky when I'm driving. Are they aeroplanes or are they UFOs?

19 December 2004

I was out in the garden in the early 1990s and saw a light in the distance. It then came closer and closer and got...

19 December 2004

What was the object I saw while gardening?

19 December 2004

If Santa were real, would it be possible to make reindeer fly?

19 December 2004

My wife and I were walking through a park in the evening. Suddenly, a light shot across, hovered over us and then shot...

12 December 2004

Is it normal for you to have a body temperature lower than 36.7celsius ?

12 December 2004

Some roofs have clean lines across them caused by copper cables that have been lain across them in the past. Why?

12 December 2004

I have a thyroid problem and have to take thyroxin. What causes thyroid problems?

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?