Answers to Science Questions

09 October 2005

How fast can brain cells repair the brain?

09 October 2005

Why is the sun so hot?

02 October 2005

When mix two colours of paint together, say red and green, you get brown. But if you mix red and green light together,...

02 October 2005

Why does it get darker earlier in the winter than it does in the summer?

02 October 2005

How does a light bulb work?

02 October 2005

How long does it take the sun's rays to reach Pluto?

02 October 2005

There's a rhyme that goes 'Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky at morning, shepherd's...

27 March 2005

When I was at school, they taught us that your ears, your nose and your throat were all connected. Why is it that when...

27 March 2005

When you yawn, why do your eyes water? Is it normal?

27 March 2005

Are bugs that bite the way in which most diseases including HIV are spread?

27 March 2005

I found head lice on an elderly lady I was looking after and used a special shampoo that the doctor told me to use. But...

27 March 2005

Why do you close your eyes when you sneeze?

27 March 2005

When she was younger, she went to chicken pox and mumps parties to spread the illness and build up her immune system....

27 March 2005

Can animal fleas live on humans?

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?