Science Articles, Interviews & Questions

11 February 2007

Anna visited Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station to find out what nuclear energy is and how it is harnessed

11 February 2007

Ian Farnan studies how to store nuclear waste for the long term.

11 February 2007

Anat is a radiologist and uses radiation to help cure disease

11 February 2007

My husband is colour blind and we recently had a baby girl. I know that colour blindness is an X-linked recessive trait...

11 February 2007

When you're trying to go to sleep at night, why does your body jump and start twitching when you're about to...

11 February 2007

Why is it that car front windscreens appear more prone to icing than the sides and the rear? This is even when the car...

11 February 2007

What's the smallest thing you can detect in the body with an MRI or a CT scan? Is it 10 millimetres or smaller?...

11 February 2007

How does something like radiotherapy treat prostate cancer?

04 February 2007

Anna looks at how colour is involved in finding and choosing a mate, in the animal and human kingdoms.

04 February 2007

Geoff Woods has been researching why some people are unable to feel pain, and how this could be useful for medicine.

04 February 2007

How doctors deal with pain, what painkillers do to you and what pain does to you.

04 February 2007

How Chillies trick your mouth into thinking it is hot and how this is related to tarantulas.

04 February 2007

Why is it that when you pour cola in a glass with ice, there's more foam than when you pour it in a glass with no...

04 February 2007

Can two black holes merge together if they get close enough to each other?

04 February 2007

How is it that visible light and radio waves are harmless, but microwaves and gamma rays have adverse effects on life?...

04 February 2007

Why does water bubble when it boils?

04 February 2007

At this time of the year you often get cold hands. A quick but painful way of warming them up is by sticking them into...