Do Worms Drown?

12 April 2010
Presented by Diana O'Carroll.

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This week's question endeavours to find the answer to the footpath conundrum - how do worms survive in the rain? What happens if the soil dries out? Plus, we ask if it's possible to carbon-date one's grandmother...

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Common Earthworm

00:00 - What do worms do in the rain?

What makes bruises disappear, how do you date a fossil, how can orchids make themselves smell like bees and how do they work out the number of calories in a chocolate bar? We tackle your science questions this week as well catch up with the movement known as Steampunk and the new musical genre of Chap-Hop! Plus news of a new species of early human, active volcanoes on Venus and a new drug to combat cancers. We also solve a surface tension teaser in Kitchen Science and wonder where worms go in the rain for Question of the Week!

What do worms do in the rain?

What happens to bruises when they disappear? Why are some batteries better than others? Would a siphon work in a vacuum? We take on your science questions this week as well as find out about steampunk and how this online movement has led to the development of the music genre of chap hop! Plus news of active volcanoes on Venus, a new species of early human and a potential new drug to fight tumours. We also solve a ping pong problem in Kitchen Science and explore how worms cope with the rain in Question of the week!

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