Question of the Week

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

15 December 2014

The tectonic plates below our feet move. But where does the energy for this come from?

01 December 2014

Can you catch a yawn from a cat? Plus, how and why do the Earth's tectonic plates move?

24 November 2014

Are we there yet? We look at whether flights are going to be getting faster any time soon.

17 November 2014

If you were swallowed by a whale, could you swim out or would you be digested?

10 November 2014

Facial hair a different colour to that on your head? We stroke our beards to ponder why...

27 October 2014

Will we cause our own demise by burning the candle at both ends?

20 October 2014

Why do leaves turn red in the autumn? And how do they know when it is time to drop?

13 October 2014

Can you be prone to attract lightning? What should you do to avoid being struck?

29 September 2014

How many people have lived on Earth? We do some number crunching.

22 September 2014

Windows, computer screens and phones that never get grubby? How is this possible?

15 September 2014

We hack our heads to find out how we can make a secure password.

08 September 2014

If you accidentally relocate a bee in your car, what happens?

01 September 2014

If solar panels were put in space, how could the energy produced be sent back to earth?

18 August 2014

Can you tell why someone was crying by looking at the chemical composition of their tears?

11 August 2014

Why do some people find background music helps attention, but others do not?

03 August 2014

Tackling the burning issue of spontaneous human combustion. Is it scientifically possible?

28 July 2014

Which organs are vital and which are luxuries of life? We find out this week...

16 July 2014

Star Trek fantasy or scientifically feasible? We find out with NASA!

23 June 2014

We sniff out the science asking does sneeze volume and sound denote personality type?

16 June 2014

Can you combat brain fogginess and aid your french homework by munching sweets?

09 June 2014

Would a scattering of your beloved's ashes be good for plant growth?

27 May 2014

Are there antimatter galaxies out there? What would they look like? And how would we tell they exist? We find out!

19 May 2014

What's the difference between aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen? We turn to a Professor of Pain for the answer.

12 May 2014

We light up our brains with this burning question, igniting the issue with a Professor of Chemistry and Fire Science!