Answers to Science Questions

13 June 2017

Is there any technology which can help us run faster or be stronger? Like the iron-man suit?”

06 June 2017

Does being hot help to warm up your muscles quicker?

25 May 2017

In May 2017, the Naked Scientists reported on the discovery that the caterpillar of the wax moth can break down plastic...

23 May 2017

When on the moon, astronauts have many things to contend with, not least temperature and space debris.

23 May 2017

My standard way of opening a stubborn metal lid on a glass jar for the first time is to run hot tap water over the lid...

23 May 2017

If our evolutionary purpose is simply to have children, then what's the point of being old?

23 May 2017

Why do some parts of the body speed up as we get older, whilst others deteriorate?

23 May 2017

How do waterproof coats work? And how does that differ from water resistance?

23 May 2017

What are the stats for accidents involving space crafts? How does landing compare to launch in terms of safety?

23 May 2017

I've heard that muscles can waste in space because of decreased gravity. Does that mean astronauts return to Earth...

23 May 2017

How much energy is in moonlight, and could solar panel technology be used to capture this energy?

23 May 2017

Are there any invisibility cloaks in the animal kingdom? In other words, can any animal be truly invisible?

23 May 2017

Looking at some things, like an overflowing bin, or someone being sick, can be enough to put you right off your...

23 May 2017

What is the best way to clear a car of flatulence? Is there a combination of sunroof cracking, window opening that most...

23 May 2017

I know there have been many missions to the moon and it's incredible to think humans have walked on its surface!...

16 May 2017

Or are we doomed to make poor decisions forever?

25 April 2017

Izzie Clarke has been investigating this colourful conundrum from David.

11 April 2017

Is it real or just a special effect in movies and cartoons?

04 April 2017

Is there any way to make saving money easier?

04 April 2017

If the sun was to disappear instantly, would the gravitational effect on the Earth be instant? In other words, the...

04 April 2017

Limonene causes the smell in both oranges and lemons: why don't they smell alike?

04 April 2017

Do the big brands use tricks to get you to buy stuff?

04 April 2017

Why do plants produce oil?