Question of the Week

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

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?

15 October 2012

This week we find out if we there will ever be a real life Dr Doolittle. And sticking with expressing ourselves we ask...

01 October 2012

We find out if banking our bone marrow early in life, and transplanting down the line, may help halt the aging process...

17 September 2012

Earth seems like such a good place for life to thrive, so is it a good place for life to get started? Has life started...

09 September 2012

By simply bouncing a laser beam between two mirrors, could you produce an infinitely powerful laser? And if not, why...

03 September 2012

We find out how it is possible for a single telephone wire to carry information for a telephone conversation, file...

13 August 2012

We need exposure to sunlight in order to be able to make vitamin D. Does this mean that humans, like plants, undergo a...

06 August 2012

This week we speak with NASA's Planetary Protection Officer to find out if we could, and should, introduce life...

09 July 2012

We find out if the type of cutlery used to prepare and serve food can alter its flavour? And does it really change, or...

03 July 2012

We find out if applying ice to an injury actually helps to speed up healing. Plus we ask, would dining with a silver...

25 June 2012

This week we uncover if you could use gene therapy to cheat a DNA test and help escape detection at a crime scene. Plus...

18 June 2012

We find out why men generally die before women. Plus we ask, could we use gene therapy to cheat a DNA test and escape a...

10 June 2012

We find out if we can create life by heating up some basic chemicals. Plus we ask, why do women live longer than men?

28 May 2012

This week we find out how a species has so successfully infiltrated the verges of the UK road systems. Plus we ask can...

21 May 2012

We apply some Naked Science force to this week's question by finding out if we can we make a magnet so strong that...

14 May 2012

This week we hone our noses and sniff out the answer to this stinker of a question...."Why do toenails, and even...

01 May 2012

We find out why if the gene that codes for men having hairy chests and backs provides an evolutionary advantage, don...

23 April 2012

We find out if monitors, screens and e. books are more than your standard page turner leaving you tossing and turning...

16 April 2012

This week we find out if a liberal slathering of oil based moisturiser makes up part of our daily calorie quota. Plus...