Question of the Week

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?

25 January 2013

We find out if there is any evidence that anti-mosquito sound devices actually work. Plus we ask, do you get tabby...

21 January 2013

We find out if there is a relationship between early rising and cheerfulness. Plus we ask how best to repel mosquitoes!

14 January 2013

We find out why blood donations aren't rejected more readily. Plus we ask, is sleepiness related to cheerfulness?

17 December 2012

We find out why touch sensitive switches are sensitive to skin, soap and potato but not everything else!

10 December 2012

15 yr old Louis from London asks "do foetuses get cancer? Their cells divide rapidly, surely they can make...

03 December 2012

We find out if we could mix spider and human DNA to create a real life Spiderman. Plus we ask, do foetuses get cancer?

26 November 2012

On Mars nobody can hear you scream. Is that really true? And if so, why? Plus we ask, can we mix spider and human DNA...

21 November 2012

Do menstrual cycles synchronise for women who live together? If so, is there any evolutionary reason for this?

20 November 2012

This week we find out how long you could survive by just eating your own severed limbs, plus we search for synchrony in...

06 November 2012

This week we find out why certain mushrooms contain hallucinogens, plus we ask, how long could you survive by eating...

29 October 2012

This week we ponder potatoes! You can bake a potato, boil a potato, fry them, chip 'em and roast 'em. But CAN...

22 October 2012

We find out where our ancestors artistically expressed themselves, plus we ask, how can we melt a potato?