Science Articles, Interviews & Questions

04 December 2005

I've heard that there's a single origin for the emergence of Homo sapiens. Is there any scientific background...

04 December 2005

What is the possibility of erroneous matching of DNA? There was a case I saw about 8 years ago in which a man was...

04 December 2005

I've heard that bone marrow transplants can cause havoc with DNA testing. Is this the case, and if so, how can the...

04 December 2005

Is there any such thing that could erase or change DNA?

30 November 2005

Researchers have been investigating how the unexpected affects how well and what you remember. If you want to be...

27 November 2005

Scientists are recruiting seals to help them explore Antarctica...

27 November 2005

The Naked Scientists spoke to Dr Chris Voigt from the University of California, San Francisco

27 November 2005

Why is it that we like drinks with gas, like beer or coke? If we drink these beverages without it, they taste bad, but...

27 November 2005

What's gravity made of?

27 November 2005

Is it true that someone's head would explode if you went out into space without a helmet on?

27 November 2005

Is it possible to see a gamma ray burst in the sky? I saw something in the sky flash on and off one night.

27 November 2005

We're told that photons can't escape from a black hole, and I was wondering if gravitons can escape from a...

27 November 2005

How far is the nearest galaxy?

27 November 2005

How do scientists check the distances between planets, and how accurate are their methods?

27 November 2005

From a scientific rather than a religious point of view, why should there be a universe? Why isn't there just...

27 November 2005

How do scientists measure the life of the sun?

27 November 2005

How many human years are there in a light year?

27 November 2005

If our weight is the difference between gravity and the centrifugal force of the Earth's rotation, why are we not...

23 November 2005

Nature produces a seemingly limitless number of compounds that are valuable for treating disease. Over 30% of the top-...

20 November 2005

He sent us an email correcting an answer given last week about the best place to put a carbon monoxide detector.

20 November 2005

How is thunder and lightning made, and what causes it?

20 November 2005

Why is it that cream crackers left out take a matter of a few hours to go soggy and stale, yet when put into a large...