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

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...

01 February 2010

We find out if evaporation works in cold weather too! Is it worth using the tumble dryer, after all?

25 January 2010

We find out whether a giant hulk of steel can disrupt a bird's navigation system. Would a 350,000 ton tanker do...

18 January 2010

We find out if the old adage is true - do pets really look similar to their owners? Or is it just that we only tend to...

11 January 2010

In this environmentally-themed QotW we find out how nations across the globe add up their greenhouse gas contributions...

21 December 2009

We discover why delicious chocolate is deadly for dogs. Why should they be denied the pleasure? Plus, we ask how...

14 December 2009

We find out what would happen if you tried to use a stun gun on an elephant. Would you live to tell the tale?

07 December 2009

We find out how one makes more seedless grapes, bananas, oranges and watermelons when they don't have any seeds!

30 November 2009

This week's question is all about the cell-zapping power of radiation. Just how much does a standard medical scan...

23 November 2009

Why is it that we serve white wines and red wines at different temperatures? Does this really affect the bouquet?

16 November 2009

We find out why it is we see red skies at all and the meteorology behind, "Red sky at night, shepherd's...