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

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...

24 May 2010

Why do horses go "neigh!" when donkeys "he-haw!"? And what noize do zebras make? Just because...

17 May 2010

We discover some likely explanations for the different blood groups seen in humans. Is there any reason for having one...

10 May 2010

Crocodiles have been the same for millennia upon millennia. What's going on? Why are they so uneventful in terms...

03 May 2010

Do radio signals change as we move to and from the transmitter? Do our movements affect how a radio boradcast sounds?...

26 April 2010

We find out if it's possible to put an age on someone without a birth certificate. Given that cells regularly...

12 April 2010

This week's question endeavours to find the answer to the footpath conundrum - how do worms survive in the rain?...

29 March 2010

With a question we can really get out teeth into, we explore why a dog's mouth might be cleaner then a human'...

22 March 2010

This week's question is all about energy! Do our bodies manage to harvest all the energy from food or do we miss a...

15 March 2010

We find out if it's possible to revise for exams, become a mechanic or pick up a new language in your sleep! Do...

08 March 2010

In this lucrative Question of the Week we find out how paper notes and metal coins are minted and printed in the money...

01 March 2010

We find out about the physics behind wet T-shirt competitions! Why is it that pale clothing becomes transparent with...

22 February 2010

In this seasonal Question of the Week we explore how removing the lovely white reflective stuff might cause the whole...

15 February 2010

Got an urgent call that needs to overcome virtually infinite gravity? This Question of the Week explores if mobile...

08 February 2010

We discover whether life in the Cretaceous period was as seasonal as it is today. Did dinosaurs put up with leaves on...