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Artist's impression of a planets and space

Future Power and Outer Space

Can we make our own fuel? Or provide our own power? Could there be smarter life than us in outer space? Could other planets have their own Northern Lights? We find out the answer to these ...

A molecular model of a fragment of DNA

Can genes re-write their own code?

... we have earwax, what causes CIDP, can genes re-write their own code, do bananas in brown bags stay fresher longer, does ... compasses, why we have earwax, can genes re-write their own code and do bananas in brown bags stay fresher longer? Can genes re-write their own code? ...

Sand falling through a timer

Can people predict their own deaths?

... When should you wean your baby? Can people predict their own deaths? Am I allergic to exercise? What causes plantar ... Why are dreams so realistic? Can people predict their own deaths? Am I allergic to exercise? Can people predict their own deaths? ...

Woman asleep

Why doesn't my own snoring wake me up?

Why doesn't my own snoring wake me up?  What actually happens when we die? ... pleasure. Thank you. See you soon everyone! Why doesn't my own snoring wake me up? Why is there always room for dessert? Why doesn't my own snoring wake me up? ...

Dragster at the 2006 Paris Motor Show

Is a Dragster Faster Going East?

... as well as news of how fungi and plants create their own free-market economies, and how scientists can reprogramme ... as well as news of how fungi and plants create their own free-market economies, and how scientists can reprogramme ...

LED elevator floor indicator

Plummeting Lifts and Replacement Windpipes

... about the first artificial windpipe grown from a patient's own cells? Join Dr Chris for this week's round up of science ... about the first artificial windpipe grown from a patient's own cells? Join Dr Chris for this week's round up of science ...

Vegetable oil

Food, Fats and Healthy Eating!

... to reach Neptune and whether there are planets beyond our own solar system. Plus, we calculate how long it would have ... to reach Neptune and whether there are planets beyond our own solar system. Plus, we calculate how long it would have ...

Figure 4: Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Recently, astronomers using the Hubble unveiled the deepest look into the universe yet, showing what could be the most distant and the youngest galaxies ever seen.

Exploring our Universe

... Plus, we find out why snakes aren't poisoned by their own venom and explore when the modern calendar was created. ... Plus, we find out why snakes aren't poisoned by their own venom and explore when the modern calendar was created. ...

Thunder cloud

Dark Clouds and Sunlight on Your Skin

Why are some clouds dark? Why don't bees stick to their own honey? Why is UV light good for skin conditions, when we ... Why are some clouds dark? Why don't bees stick to their own honey? Why is UV light good for skin conditions, when we ...

Shisha pipes in Egypt

How dangerous are shisha pipes?

... idea, but we have the most detail at the moment of our own planet just because we've used things like earthquakes ... embryonic development, which gives your fingers their own their own unique pattern. Your genetic fingerprint doesn't vary ...

Bowl of fruit

Are GMOs harming my health?

... - which are relatively difficult to harvest in their own right: they've had to invent a new way of doing this, you ... you spent a lot of time looking almost exclusively at your own your model of of the average face would be very ... that make you work very well out in the wilderness on your own for example. So we're continuously refining our genetic ...

The world

Does The Earth Have A Birthday?

... x rays of crystals of DNA. Using that information, their own insights, and more data they had gathered, Watson and ... one of which was the Earth. And then under its own gravity it began to scoop up more of the gas and dust in ...

Big Bang

What came before the singularity?

... has a relative or a slightly lower sensitivity to than his own phone. If his own phone is closer to to him, obviously it's going to be ... lost my sight and apparently there's nothing wrong with my own eyes. What happened was my nerves were swollen; and then ...

Artist's impression of red blood cells

How do you stop HIV spreading?

Why do other people's fart smell worse than your own, why do storms turn swimming pools green, how do we stop ...

Lady swimming in the sea

Would sea level rise if we all went swimming?

... can you make a camera faster than light? Why can I hear my own heart in my ears? Join Dr Chris Smith and 567 CapeTalks ...

 Taken by Hinode's Solar Optical Telescope on Jan. 12, 2007, this image of the sun reveals the filamentary nature of the plasma connecting regions of different magnetic polarity. Hinode captures these very dynamic pictures of the chromosphere. The...

How do you size-up a CME?

... flips? What are blood groups and do animals have their own blood groups? Join Dr Chris for this week's crop of ...

Prescription placebos used in research and practice

Breaking bones, Aching joints and the Placebo effect

... Scientists we find out how to break your bones for your own good, the truth behind the placebo effect and how your ...

Burning sofa

Can humans spontaneously combust?

... Can we get to Mars? Plus - how goldfish make their own alcohol. What causes static electricity? Should your ...

A computer generated image of an atom

What's CERN all about?

... alcohol. Plus news of a way to power-up the body's own morphine-like chemicals to produce better painkillers... ...

Pasta cooking

Will salt make my pasta cook quicker?

... use light to propel a spacecraft? And why do we find our own farts less offensive? Join Dr Chris and 567 Cape Talk's ...

House sparrow

Why don't birds get cold feet?

... when do doctors need to ventilate a patient, seeing your own brain by MRI, why sunlight is warmer in summer, and can ...

Image of an alarm clock

What wakes me up without my alarm?

... all those delicious things, which tasted so nice on their own all mixing round down in your stomach and then somehow ... some vitamins for you that you couldn't make with your own body. And you then absorb those additional nutrients and ...

Snake on Pavement

Are Phobias Hereditary?

... it might be possible to achieve this and mimic the body's own natural way of opening and closing the door to calories ... you know my genes are going to be a bit different to my own children because of mutation and random changes. So I ...

A germinating seedling

Why is phosphorus important for life?

... and some of us are loners, some of us like to live on our own and retreat into our own man or woman cave and read books and immerse ourselves in ...

Cannabis sativa. Photo by Ryan Van Lenning

Why does cannabis cause the munchies?

... I'm a great subscriber to that. I think that you make your own luck and to a certain extent there is chance. But I think you make your own luck by being prepared and assimilating all of the ...