Question of the Week

20 February 2012

Which film tops the charts with their most realistic use of lasers? Plus we ask, is it now possible to cross a kangeroo...

13 February 2012

We find out if fermentation yeast survive being blasted into outer Space, we find out if it is possible to brew up a...

06 February 2012

How much of the baby you were born as it still part of you now? Plus we ask - can you brew beer in space?......

30 January 2012

We're told to save electricity by switching off devices on standby. But if a home is heated solely by electricity...

23 January 2012

This week I'll be getting inside your head..... with a question from Jarraryd Dunn

16 January 2012

When cooking caramels why does temperature rise in stages? With New Year's Resolutions in full swing we sink our...

09 January 2012

Can wearing sunglasses fool your senses into thinking there is less sun and increase your risk of getting sunburn? We...

19 December 2011

Why would your feet seem further away when lying down? We put our visual depth perception to the test to find out how...

12 December 2011

Fish reproduce by squirting out eggs and fertilising them, so where's the joy in that? Is there any form of...

05 December 2011

Why is it that the sound of nails being dragged down a blackboard makes every muscle tense and every nerve jangle? We...

28 November 2011

For those who are long or short-sighted, have you ever experienced an inability to focus on objects in the mirror -...

21 November 2011

When two abnormalities in space time collide, what sort of mess are they likely to produce? Will we see it? Find out in...

15 November 2011

Given that a foetus is essentially a swimming thing on the end of a piece of string, how is it that the two don't...

07 November 2011

The pupil of the eye dilates in low-light conditions. Does this mean that the same amount is let into the eye when we...

30 October 2011

Many people across the world are able to grow moustaches and beards, but are these the same as whiskers? Find out in...

23 October 2011

Astronauts have to put up with living in zero gravity, so how might they go about avoiding its ill effects? Find out in...

17 October 2011

Black holes emit Hawking radiation and gradually reduce in size, so is there a critical mass at which a black hole can...

10 October 2011

Human excrement burns quite well, so why not use it to power a house? But how could this be done? Find out in this...

03 October 2011

Does being pregnant mean you have to breathe for two? Find the answer in this Question of the Week. Plus, we ask if poo...

26 September 2011

Certain foods seem to complement each other while others grate; why is this? Is it a matter of personal taste, or is...

19 September 2011

If babies are born by caesarian and modern medicine allows many more people to survive to adulthood, will the human...

12 September 2011

Calculators are rather speedy at subtracting, sums and deriving standard deviations. But how do they do it? We find out...

05 September 2011

If you've ever returned from taking the dog for a walk through rain, you'll probably be very aware of the...

22 August 2011

Given that photons are massless, how do solar sails get pushed along by light? We explore the reasoning in this...