Ask The Naked Scientists

20 July 2012

This week, what causes anencephaly and exencephaly? Can electric cars recharge themselves from their wheels? How do...

13 July 2012

This week, the cause of vitiligo, whether pork is linked to a sore throat, what happens to a flame in microgravity,...

06 July 2012

What does the discovery of the Higgs particle mean? How do flies land upside down on the ceiling? What happens when we...

22 June 2012

Is the moon brighter overhead? Why do babies have higher heart rates? Do men snore more than women? What is peripheral...

15 June 2012

What gives a flame its colour, and what is the hottest part? What limits the height of a skyscraper? How does post-...

12 June 2012

Who was Phillip Tobias, how do self-focusing binoculars work, are muscle transplants possible, what is the bone...

01 June 2012

Do birds have a sense of smell? Are penicillin allergies permanent? How do vultures identify dinner? Does light travel...

25 May 2012

What makes dog poo turn white? Is water really wet, or does it just wet things? What was the nuclear impact of...

18 May 2012

Are premium-priced fuels really worth the extra cost? Why are males born with nipples? Is a male contraceptive pill in...

04 May 2012

Why do I bruise more easily now I'm older? Why do some wind turbines spin in reverse? Are UV sunbeds worse for...

30 March 2012

What substances are in snake venom? Where is sea-level measured? Are any of my cells the original ones I was born with...

23 March 2012

What causes jaundice in newborn babies? What is vitiligo? How do liquids behave in space? What causes cardiac arrests?...

09 March 2012

Does alcohol affect men and women the same way? Do other animals menstruate? Does intensive training affect a woman...

02 March 2012

What does the genetic fingerprint of Ozti, the 5300-year-old Alpine iceman, reveal? Why do bubbles in a Guinness go...

24 February 2012

Can we grow a hamburger in a dish? What's the one meat that vegetarians can ethically eat? Do ants regard rival...

17 February 2012

Why is amputation necessary in cases of gangrene? What is aspartame and can it cause Alzheimer's? What's the...

10 February 2012

What is freezing rain, do cats control their owners, how do accents arise, why does hair go grey? What causes deja-vu?

27 January 2012

Should wounds be left open or covered up? Why toenails - but not thumbnails - ingrow, what is hydatid disease?

20 January 2012

How much water should you drink in a day? Can miscarriages be prevented? What's the point of flies?

13 January 2012

Are cellphones safe? Why should cornflour make irradiated skin more comfortable? Why do dogs turn in circles before...

25 November 2011

What is the best way to manage autism? Do we swap molecules when we touch each other? Can my koi recognise my voice?

18 November 2011

Is there any evidence for acupuncture? Compared with coffee left to stand, why does freshly-brewed make a different...

04 November 2011

Why do more eggs means less water in an egg boiler? Does a hip replacement shorten a leg? Where do beetles go in winter...

28 October 2011

Why do electric clocks lose time, what's smaller than an atom, what is sickle cell disease, does ice stop a nose-...