Ask The Naked Scientists

27 March 2013

Why don't satellites collide? Do bullets fire upwards still kill people? And why doesn't glue stick to the...

15 March 2013

Who was John Snow? Why do things shrink in the wash? How does carbon dating work? Is intelligence down to mitochondria...

08 March 2013

Does a cloudy day aggravate arthritis? Was the biblical flood real? How does a gastric bypass work? Will a knife in...

01 March 2013

How did horse meat end up in the food chain? Is baking foil bad for you? How big are viruses? How are urine and sweat...

22 February 2013

Why do ovaries run out of eggs? Why does diesel smell nice but burning engine oil is unpleasant? More of your science...

08 February 2013

How does alcohol cause liver cirrhosis? Can we make matter massless by removing Higgs particles? How did spiders evolve...

01 February 2013

Are helium-filled balloons less likely to pop? How does a cordless toothbrush charge? Is there much mercury in compact...

25 January 2013

What is involved in blood doping in sports? Can beetroot make urine red? Can mosquitoes transmit HIV? How do dung...

21 December 2012

Why humid air feels hotter, why distant lights twinkle, can we increase the odds of twins and where do stepped-on...

07 December 2012

Carp with compasses, why we have earwax, can genes re-write their own code and do bananas in brown bags stay fresher...

30 November 2012

Why do we age? Are mosquitoes attracted to some more than others? What is epigenetics? Join Dr Chris answering...

09 November 2012

Do blood donors live longer, is water safe in plastic bottles, is Earth gaining weight and are space probes sterile?...

02 November 2012

What causes hurricanes? Why do we go grey? Do parallel universes exist? What causes hot flushes? Do plants benefit from...

26 October 2012

Why aren't bubbles coloured like the soap they came from? Does holding a remote control to you head make it work...

19 October 2012

How do atoms change inside stars? How did Felix Baumgartner accelerate to over 800 miles per hour? What is inside a...

12 October 2012

Why is skin the mouths of animals pink? Why doesn't water immediately fall out of clouds? How do we use light to...

28 September 2012

Is the Earth about to gain a new tectonic plate? What is pompholyx and what are the treatment options? Why does...

21 September 2012

How is the effectiveness of environmental interventions measured? What's the scientific definition of nothing? Why...

14 September 2012

Why does a local anaesthetic make my face feel fat? How do worms get into food? Would a taxi driver find a map of a new...

07 September 2012

How did NASA get their cameras to work in the cold on the moon? How does a cordless electric toothbrush charge itself?...

31 August 2012

Is a heater more efficient than a lightbulb? Why does your tongue stick to ice? Do planes alter the weather around...

24 August 2012

Why does my GPS think my car has moved in the garage at night? Can humans survive a space-ride to Mars? Why are epsom...

10 August 2012

How do nerves conduct electrical impulses? How long does it take a bee colony to make a beehive? Why are there 360...

27 July 2012

What's the point of making medicines fizzy? Why should salt have a sell-by date? Is boiled water as good as...