Question of the Week

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

03 August 2013

5 yr old Georgia asks how did the cells in her mum's tummy know to make her brain cells? A Nobel Laureate provides...

25 July 2013

We brush away at this question: is it better for your teeth to suck on, or chew, your sweets?

18 July 2013

Are babies the ultimate yoginis? How do they do their headstands in the womb? We find out!

11 July 2013

Can we get power from poo?

04 July 2013

Naked Physicist Dave Ansell tries to recreate Space in his garden, in order to get to grips with a listeners question...

27 June 2013

How does training affect conscious control? What happens to automatic movements as we age?

20 June 2013

We find out what's going on if exercise is making you sick. Plus we ponder the existance of free will.

14 June 2013

What is the physiology behind emotional breakdown? Everybody has had the feeling in traumatic situations. But why does...

07 June 2013

We find out if a mountain on Earth could ever reach 20 km high. Plus we ask, what is going on during an emotional...

31 May 2013

We find out if street lights are affecting plants and birds. Plus we ask how high can a mountain be here on Earth?

24 May 2013

We find out what happens if you take a plant into space, and we ask how does new lighting affect nature?

17 May 2013

We find out what is wind and why do we have it? Plus we ask, why and how do plants always grow upwards?

10 May 2013

We find out if living in the big smoke is better for your immune system in the long term. Plus we ask, what is wind and...

03 May 2013

Naked Archaeologist Diana O Carroll dates ancient artefacts. Plus we ask, is city living an immune booster?

19 April 2013

We find out if gene therapy could help beat depression, plus we ask are early risers more likely to be cheerful?

12 April 2013

We find out if we can mimic the power of plants to meet our energy demands. Plus we ask, could we use gene therapy for...

05 April 2013

We find out how long it takes for a comet to melt and ask could we ever get a cometless sky? Plus we wonder the power...

22 March 2013

We find out if humanity could cope without computers, plus we ask will we ever get a cometless sky?

13 March 2013

Are humans the only species that practice dental hygiene to retain their pearly nashers? Plus we ask, could we cope if...

07 March 2013

We find out if a body wrap will help you lose weight. Plus we ask are humans the only animals that practice dental...

28 February 2013

We find out if Earth's expanding human population will affect water supplies. Plus we ask, does the new anti-fat...

14 February 2013

Many other species have multiple partners, but are humans meant for monogamy? Plus we ask, do flies have a super sense...

08 February 2013

We find out if you can emulate a Martian environment in the kitchen, and if so, can you grow plants there? Plus we ask...

01 February 2013

Cats can have patterned fur, but can you get a tabby human? Plus we ask can we make a miniature Mars at home?