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

20 December 2010

This week we find out why the camera loves some of us and seems to seek revenge on others as we investigate what makes...

13 December 2010

If blood is full of iron does that mean magnetic jewellery is good for you? We find out.

06 December 2010

Bowels are quite good at absorbing water so why not have a drink through one? Perhaps it's not such a good idea!...

29 November 2010

Will the universe expand faster than the speed of light in the future? Is this even possible? Will there be a big...

22 November 2010

What happens inside the shell of a chrysalis? Does the caterpillar turn into a protein-y mush or does it simply grow...

15 November 2010

In this buzzing Question of the Week we find out how many bees are required to cook a human bee-ing. How much honey...

08 November 2010

If you're standing on top of Mount Everest, will your day be brighter for longer? Will there be more sunlight and...

01 November 2010

Which would have produced more CO2: the Icelandic volcano or the planes which would have flown if it hadn't...

25 October 2010

Why might a person, who apparently isn't colour-blind, not be able to see red or green on a whiteboard? What is...

18 October 2010

Why is it that some people get a bit queasy when facing backwards on a train? Find out in this QotW!

11 October 2010

The moon and its fickle phases are analysed in this week's question. Does someone in Australia see the same full...

04 October 2010

The quest is on to find out how something can appear to roll up a hill, rather than down.

27 September 2010

We find out about the true nature of apple cores. They're not as innocent as they look.

20 September 2010

We find out why we're often told that olive oil is better for you. Is there any truth to the advertising?

13 September 2010

We explore the smells created by that wet weather phenomenon, rain. What brings about the damp, earthy smell?

26 July 2010

How much and how fast would you have to let loose your intestinal gases in order to lift yourself from the ground? We...

19 July 2010

What is the point of kissing? Does it have any benefit for us or our progeny?

12 July 2010

We ask why the New World wasn't technologically as advanced as the Old World. Is this a valid question?

05 July 2010

When brushing one's dental equipment with an automated toothbrush, one may notice a slight wobbling of the...

28 June 2010

Why does one side of the brain control the other side of the body? Surely it would make more sense if the left half of...

21 June 2010

Many a dog has been observed barking at the television but can they see what's going on in 'One man and his...

14 June 2010

We work out what would happen if you shone a light whilst travelling at light speed. Would you see anything?

07 June 2010

In our weekly quest for answers we discover how memories might be encoded in genes, though probably not the sort of...

01 June 2010

What is it that sometimes makes micturating nasally irritating? Why does asparagus make your urine smell and why might...