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

05 February 2018

Should you run to reduce the amount of time out in the cold, or do the adverse effects of moving faster outweigh the...

29 January 2018

And why doesn't dried pasta do the same?

18 December 2017

The Waite family wanted to know if fish yawn, so Heather Wark spoke to Iain Barber from Nottingham Trent University to...

11 December 2017

Would a giant gun be a suitable launch vehicle for the next generation of spacecraft?

20 November 2017

What makes it so satisfying?

06 November 2017

Is it safe? Or will the engine cut out?

30 October 2017

In the 1940s, there was a chicken who survived for 18 months without a head. How long can humans survive without a head?

23 October 2017

Could living near a cell phone tower harm your health?

09 October 2017

Does approaching a fly slowly allow you to swat it more easily?

25 September 2017

Does cooking burn off alcohol?

18 September 2017

How does your pet dog's intelligence compare to other animals?

11 September 2017

Why do our clothes dry even though the boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius?

21 August 2017

If we could get energy from the sun, like plants, how big would our skin need to be?

14 August 2017

Are the residues from common manual dish washing significantly toxic to humans in the short or long term?

27 June 2017

Is it possible to create noise-cancelling headphones, but for an apartment?

13 June 2017

Does being hot help to warm up your muscles quicker?

15 May 2017

Like with physical exercise, if we practice difficult mental tasks, does our endurance at those tasks improve over time?

08 May 2017

Why does a piano's A sharp sound different to a trumpet's A sharp?

27 April 2017

In fairy lights the blue ones can be harder to resolve: why?

10 April 2017

Why do missiles in films make a descending sound as they fall?

27 March 2017

Does one or two steps at a time require more energy, and which is better for a work-out?

20 March 2017

Can HIV be transferred through a mosquito bite?

13 March 2017

Is it better to throw your old bulbs out immediately, or only as they break?

03 March 2017

When we drink a cup of tea, how much of it comes straight back out?