Answers to Science Questions

29 January 2006

I was just wondering what grenades are made out of, and why does it take a while to go off after the pin is taken out?

29 January 2006

Do asteroids have a maximum speed or do they keep accelerating?

29 January 2006

How dependent are we on satellites? If somebody put a computer bug in them, what would happen?

29 January 2006

I look out of my window and see something that appears to be a satellite. It rises in the sky through the night. It...

29 January 2006

Why did we send dogs into space?

22 January 2006

I've been told that Santa Barbara is the third most dangerous place to live in the United States because it at...

22 January 2006

We've been removing gas and oil through the surface of the Earth for hundreds of years. Would this have any effect...

22 January 2006

I think I'm right in saying that diamonds are produced by some volcanoes. Why?

22 January 2006

How does the Richter Scale work?

22 January 2006

Why are there two or three waves in a tsunami instead of one?

15 January 2006

Where do flies go at night time?

15 January 2006

How do Venus fly traps sense their prey without nerve cells and how do they contract without muscles?

15 January 2006

Why does the addition of bicarbonate of soda to the cooking of cabbage make it much softer and the colour stay much...

15 January 2006

I want to whether the analysis of the Stardust comet dust can tell us about the origins of the universe and the theory...

15 January 2006

It's always intrigued me that someone can have an accident, crash into a fence that pierces their body, and...

15 January 2006

I'm curious about why some people get bitten more than others. In summer I can have some quite good bites on me....

15 January 2006

For the last week there have been flies at work and they're more annoying than ever. By this I mean that they...

08 January 2006

Does laughing gas really make you laugh?

08 January 2006

My question is about blood. In my medical terminology class, we were told that you can distinguish an old internal...

08 January 2006

I've always been thin and can eat and drink what I like. Why is this? Linda in Norwich - Why is it that people...

08 January 2006

If someone works out a lot and is in great physical shape but eats foods which are very high in fat or cholesterol, in...

18 December 2005

When will there be radar controlled brakes on cars?

18 December 2005

What is COPD?

18 December 2005

When you sneeze, why do you sometimes get a horrible smell?