We solve the weirdest, wackiest, funniest and funkiest scientific questions, queries and puzzles...

18 January 2021

What's left behind when a body is cremated?

21 December 2020

Are there health benefits, or downsides, to the popular loaf?

14 December 2020

Why can eggs be made at body temperature, but sperm need to be made at cooler temperatures?

09 December 2020

Compost breaks down organics better - but do more greenhouse gases get released? We've got the answer...

23 November 2020

Let's make sure we're not barking up the wrong tree!

16 November 2020

How many people could have my last name in 300 years?

09 November 2020

When should I water my veggies - morning, midday, or evening?

02 November 2020

Satish has been wondering how being upside down affects blood circulation...

20 October 2020

Do our skin and hair prefer it soft? What about our teeth and bones? Time to weigh up this watery wrangle...

05 October 2020

We have adrenaline to send us into 'fight or flight' mode, and many insects are great at flight

28 September 2020

Listener Margaret noticed the difference between sweat when she exercises, and sweat when she's nervous...

21 September 2020

And does being in space affect your body clock?

07 September 2020

We're talking about "latchkey incontinence" this week...

24 August 2020

Six-year-old Jonathan sent us this question after it stumped his dad...

17 August 2020

Light travels faster than sound, but do we perceive it faster too?

10 August 2020

Can you help the environment by burying your paper?

20 July 2020

Shampoo bottles say you should wash twice. Is there any science to that?

13 July 2020

The UK government has provided more than a billion items of PPE - why so much?

06 July 2020

What makes instant coffee disappear so quickly into hot water?

29 June 2020

If identical twins have children with identical twins, how related are all the children?

15 June 2020

If dimpled golf balls fly better, why aren't there dimpled planes?

08 June 2020

Is there any research on the antiviral properties of saponins?

01 June 2020

Are astronauts still going to and from the International Space Station? A flight surgeon answers...

26 May 2020

Do electrons leave their atoms to make electric current?