Question of the Week

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

16 January 2017

What would happen if one could somehow pee standing on the moon?

05 December 2016

Water is hydrogen and oxygen, both of which are used in combustion...

28 November 2016

Why is it when we break a magnet in half, we get two new magnets?

24 October 2016

Why don't you get thrown backwards when you switch on your torch? Kerstin Göpfrich made he

16 October 2016

Could a jaunt to Jupiter be the physics-version of anti-wrinkle cream?

10 October 2016

Is soap really all it's cracked up to be?

26 September 2016

Could testing of nuclear weapons lead to earthquakes?

19 September 2016

Could your pet be fooled by fake pills?

12 September 2016

Clothes dried on a washing line can end up crunchy and stiff. Why does this happen?

22 August 2016

Find out how you can unlearn something that you have already learned!

01 August 2016

If we slice the earth in half and leave the inner and outer core intact, like cutting the avocado, what would it look...

18 July 2016

This week, Loot got in touch to ask how the moon got its markings.

11 July 2016

Lucka Bibic went in search of cavemen's names...

27 June 2016

How do octopuses camouflage if they are colour blind?

06 June 2016

How do active noise cancelling headphones work?

23 May 2016

Solomon emailed in to ask how cooking food affects the process of digestion.

09 May 2016

Jeff asked whether we could recognise and understand an encrypted message from space.

25 April 2016

Is it true that there is no restriction for an elevator ascent but not for desent?

11 April 2016

Do you get the hiccups after a super spicy curry? We try to find out why.

04 April 2016

Is it possible for two planets to share the same orbit?

07 March 2016

People can certainly smell whiffy and sometimes this is attractive, other times not...

01 March 2016

Why do some lucky people seem never to get bitten? Is it just a myth?

08 February 2016

The number of stars in space is huge, so why is it so chilly?