Science Articles, Interviews & Questions

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...

20 November 2005

If human and worm DNA are so similar, why are we so different?

20 November 2005

I have a stepson who has fragile X syndrome. He was diagnosed at the age of eight and is 28 now. I'm interested in...

20 November 2005

How many different types of DNA can you get?

20 November 2005

The Naked Scientists spoke to Anna Lacey interviews the series producer Mike Salisbury, from the BBC...

20 November 2005

The Naked Scientists spoke to Dr Darren Grafham from the Sanger Centre in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire