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Question of the Week - From the Naked Scientists

  1. Can Anti-Noise Silence a Highway? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.06.262017/06/25
    Is it possible to create noise-cancelling headphones, but for an apartment?
  2. Why Warm up Muscles? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.06.122017/06/11
    Jim asked whether being in a warm room - like in a hot yoga class - really does help your muscles to warm up quicker. Katie Haylor spoke to Christof Schweining from the University of Cambridge to find out.
  3. Can we exercise our brain to improve at difficult tasks? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.05.152017/05/14
    Like physical activity, can we exercise our brain to improve at difficult mental challenges? Izzie Clarke spoke to Duncan Astle from Cambridge University about this tiring task...
  4. Why do musical instruments sound different when playing the same note? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.05.082017/05/07
    Why does the same musical note sound different when played on different instruments? Why does, for example, an A-sharp on a piano sound different to an A-sharp on a trumpet?
  5. Why are blue lights harder to see? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.04.242017/04/23
    David wanted to know why the blue lights he saw in Christmas trees were often harder to make out. Izzie Clarke spoke to Dr George Dobre from Kent University to shed some light on the issue.
  6. What noise does a falling missile make? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.04.102017/04/09
    Listener George wondered why, in films, missiles make a descending sound as they fall? And what would it sound like if it fell into a bottomless pit? Izzie Clarke asked Peter Main from King's College London to explain what actually happens...
  7. What is the most efficient way to run up stairs? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.03.272017/03/26
    We investigate the most energy-efficient way to climb stairs: one or two at a time?
  8. Can mosquitoes transmit HIV? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.03.202017/03/20
    Can mosquitoes transmit HIV from one person to another? Ricky Nathvani investigates...
  9. When should I replace my bulbs with LEDs? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.03.132017/03/13
    Ricky Navthani has been trying to shed some light of Philip's question, about when he should replace his old CFL lights for more efficient LEDs.
  10. How does my tea become pee? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.02.272017/02/27
    When you drink tea and use the toilet shortly afterwards, is that the same liquid?
  11. Could we see into the past? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.02.202017/02/20
    Listener David got in touch to ask about whether mirrors in space could show us what Earth was like a million years ago. Graihagh Jackson asked Cambridge's Anna Hourihane to explain how this might work...
  12. How did birds survive the dinosaur mass extinction? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.02.132017/02/13
    If birds are dinosaurs, why didn't they get killed by the asteroid 60 million years ago? Tom O'Hanlon put Fay's query to David Norman from the University of Cambridge.
  13. Why are the poles north-south? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.01.302017/01/30
    Listener Tim got in touch to ask: Why do the poles go north-south as opposed to east-west? Graihagh Jackson spoke to Imperial College's Stuart Higgins to find out...
  14. Do Ants Feel Pain? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.01.232017/01/23
    Do ants or other insects feel pain in the same way as humans do? And what does it have to do with robots? Tom Crawford gets some ant-sight from the University of York's Eleanor Drinkwater...
  15. What Would Peeing on the Moon Look Like? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 17.01.162017/01/16
    What would peeing on the moon look like? Is it even possible? Tom Crawford puts this astronomical question to Dr. Chris Messenger from the University of Glasgow...
  16. Why doesn't water burn? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.12.052016/12/05
    Water contains hydrogen and oxygen, both of which are important in combustion, so why is it used to put out fires? Why doesn't water burn? Graihagh Jackson put this to chemist Peter Wothers from the University of Cambridge...
  17. Why does a broken magnets form two new ones? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.11.282016/11/28
    Why is it when we break a magnet in half, we get two new magnets? Why don't we just get separate north and south poles formed? Liam Messin set out to find the answer with Tim Boyd, a Cambridge undergraduate...
  18. Can light exert a force to move an object? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.10.242016/10/23
    Why don't you get thrown backwards when you switch on your torch? Kerstin Gpfrich made her way to the Nanophotonics Centre in Cambridge to find out from Dr. Anna Lombardi. The answer to Matt's question may blow you away...
  19. How much younger would you be after 50 years on Jupiter? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.10.162016/10/15
    Could a jaunt to Jupiter be the physics-version of anti-wrinkel cream? This week, Kerstin Gpfrich convinced physicist Dr Stuart Higgins to go on a mission to answer Troy's question...
  20. Does regular hand soap kill germs? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.10.102016/10/09
    This week, Connie Orbach has been cleaning up, answering Dale's question he sent in on Facebook: does soap really kill off germs?, with the help of Cherly Trundle from Addenbrooke's hospital infection control team.
  21. Could nuclear testing cause earthquakes? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.09.262016/09/25
    To get a handle on this shaky question Connie Orbach called in Dr Alex Copley from Cambridge University's Department of Earth Sciences...
  22. Do animals experience the placebo effect? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.09.192016/09/18
    Joshua asked us whether animals could ever experience the placebo effect. To find out, Laura Brooks spoke to Eleanor Drinkwater, researcher in animal behaviour at the University of York...
  23. Why does line drying make clothes rough? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.09.122016/09/11
    Kevin got in touch ask why clothes dried on a washing line can end up feeling rough, crunchy and stiff... To find out, our Laura Brooks contacted Neil Lant at the Fabric and Home Care research and development division of Proctor and Gamble, who make Lenor fabric softener.
  24. Can we unlearn something that we have already learned? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.08.222016/08/21
    It is not only learning that can appear to be quite hard; it's unlearning that we struggle with. How do we unlearn? Is there any technique for unlearning things? Claire Armstrong put this to neuroscientist Laura Ford, from the University of Cambridge...
  25. If we slice the earth in half what would it look like from space? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.08.012016/07/31
    Lucka Bibic spoke to Prof Marian Holness from University of Cambridge to take her through Robert's question...
  26. Why does our stomach grumble when we are hungry? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.07.252016/07/24
    This week, Natasha from Australia wrote in to ask why her stomach grumble when she is hungry. Lucka Bibic enlisted Dr Roshini Raj from Medical Trinity Center in New York to find out what causes the rumbly in our tumbly!
  27. How did the moon get its markings? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.07.182016/07/17
    Listener Loot got in touch to ask how the moon got its markings. Claire Armstrong looked towards the heavens for the answer and spoke to the Open University's planetary expert Professor David Rothery.
  28. Did the cavemen have names? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.07.112016/07/10
    Listener Kat got in touch to ask if cavemen really did have names and when did humans start naming each other. Lucka Bibic went in search of cavemen's names with the Professor of Linguistics at MIT, Shigeru Miyagawa.
  29. How do octopus camouflage? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.06.272016/06/26
    Listener Android got in touch to ask how octopuses camouflage themselves if they are colour blind. Graihagh Jackson went under the sea to see if the seaweed is always greener on the other side with Cambridge University's Felicity Bedford...
  30. How do noise cancelling headphones work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.06.062016/06/05
    Mark got in touch to find out how noise cancelling headphones work. Can they damage your ears by playing back loud background noise? Fanny Yuen spoke to Trevor Cox to cut the rumble...
  31. How does cooking affect digestion? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.05.232016/05/22
    Listener Solomon emailed us to find out exactly what role cooking plays in digestion. Emma Sackville met up with Dr. Giles Yeo to break down the question.
  32. Could we recognise a message from space? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.05.092016/05/08
    This week, Jeff wrote in to ask whether we would be able to recognise and understand an encrypted message from space. Emma Sackville enlisted Dr. Duncan Forgan from the University of St. Andrews to help decode this question...
  33. How fast can an elevator go? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.04.252016/04/24
    Listener Paul got in touch to ask if it's true that there's almost no restriction in the speed an elevator could ascend when it comes to the human body, but that there was a limiting speed for the descent. Graihagh Jackson was perplexed and intrigued by the question and so went to meet engineer, Dr Philip Garsed from Cambridge University to get up to speed...
  34. Why does spicy food make me hiccup? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.04.112016/04/10
    Connie Orbach get's to grip with Lebonhang's question and ask Dr Clemency Booth to help...
  35. Can two planets share the same orbit? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.04.042016/04/04
    This week, Jonathan asked us if it's possible for two planets to share the same orbit. Naked Scientist Graihagh Jackson put this to Dr Stuart Higgins from Cambridge University...
  36. Do humans have pheromones? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.03.072016/03/07
    People can certainly smell whiffy and sometimes this is attractive, other times not so much but is this a feature of pheromones? Lots of species of mammals have them, so what makes us humans any different? This week , Felicity Bedford sniffed out the answer with Tristan Wyatt from the University of Oxford...
  37. Why do mosquitoes prefer some people over others? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.03.012016/03/01
    Felicity Bedford enlisted the help of Glasgow University's Heather Ferguson for this biting question...
  38. Why is space so cold? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.02.082016/02/08
    The number of stars in space is huge, so why is it so chilly? Felicity Bedford spoke to Ryan MacDonald from the Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy to find out more...
  39. Why do our voices sound different in our heads? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.02.012016/02/01
    Why is it that our voice sounds so different to us than when we hear it back on a recording? Connie Orbach persuaded Dr Nick Gibbons, voice surgery specialist from Lewisham Hospital to take her through Che's question...
  40. Why do people have such a variety of appearances? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.01.252016/01/25
    Unless you are an identical twin it's unlikely you've found anyone else who looks just like you. But, why do we all look so different? Felicity Bedford spoke to population geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer from Oxford University who is characterising thousands of faces as part of the People of the British Isles Project...
  41. Why do people get bags under their eyes? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 16.01.182016/01/18
    We've all had days when we're tired and wish we didn't have dark circles under our eyes. But why do we get these puffy eyes and do they serve a purpose? Felicity Bedford spoke to Dr Sean Lanigan, President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group to find out more...
  42. What causes sleepwalking? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.12.142015/12/14
    Listener Sterling wanted to know what causes sleepwalking and how to prevent it.
  43. If polar bears were transported to Antarctica, would they thrive? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.12.072015/12/07
    Reduced sea ice is threatening polar bears in the Arctic. Listener Kevin wanted to know if they would thrive at the south pole instead?
  44. What would happen if I plucked a guitar in space? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.11.302015/11/30
    Jess wanted to know what would happen if she plucked a guitar in space. Would her music be out of this world? Felicity Bedford spoke to Professor Jim Woodhouse from the University of Cambridge to find out.
  45. How can I stop a runny nose? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.11.242015/11/24
    Winter is coming and with it comes a runny nose but how can we stop a snotty hooter? Listener Amanda was keen to nose the answer, so Felicity Bedford spoke to GP Adam Forman to find out...
  46. Why do we go bald on our heads? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.11.162015/11/16
    It would appear that people on go bald on their heards, but why? And why not elsewhere? Rosalind Davis has been pulling her hair our over this one with Professor Robert Foley from the University of Cambridge...
  47. Why do we like looking at views? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.11.012015/11/01
    Eleanor wanted to know why people enjoy looking at views. Do we learn this socially or is it innate? Rosalind Davies spoke to Michael Forster from the University of Vienna to find out.
  48. Are zombies feasible? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.10.192015/10/18
    With Halloween just around the corner, Stephen asks the spooky question, Are zombies feasible?. Charis Lestrange investigates with the help of pathologist Suzie English from the University of Cambridge and immunologist Khalil Thirlaway from the University of Nottingham.
  49. What wind speed does it take to tip a lorry? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.10.112015/10/10
    Marco got in touch after his truck tipped over on the motorway. He wanted to know what speed the wind would need to be blowing at to cause this, so he knew when to stop driving in the future. Rosalind Davies spoke to Zephyr Penoyre, a PhD student at Columbia State University, to find out the answer.
  50. Why do power lines make so much noise? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.10.052015/10/04
    Anders asked the electrifying question, "Why do power lines make so much noise?";. This seemed rather complicated so Charis Lestrange asked Dr Andrew Griffiths, a semiconductor engineer from the company IQE.
  51. Why is gooseberry jam red when gooseberries are green? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.09.212015/09/20
    Katie asked the very seasonal question of Why is gooseberry jam red, when gooseberries are green?. This really baffled the Naked Scientists, so Joanna Kerr put this thorny question to Dr Sarka Tumova, a food scientist at the University of Leeds.
  52. Why do we make mistakes during repetitive tasks? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.09.142015/09/13
    Is it brain fatigue? Or do we go into autopilot? Sam Mahaffey asked Dr Steve Fleming from the Wellcome Trust centre for Neuroimaging at UCL why this happens. And if there is anything we can do to stop it.
  53. Why do we have toenails? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.09.072015/09/06
    Fingernails seem to have obvious uses but what are our toenails for? Was their some evolutionary benefit? And does that mean we'll evolve toenail-less feet? Sam Mahaffey and Dr Isabelle Winder from the University of York go in search of a gripping answer...
  54. Why does music sound happy or sad? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.08.242015/08/23
    This week Dave asked why does a minor key sound mournful and a major key sound happy? Amy Goodfellow asks music psychologist Dr Andrea Schiavio from the University of Sheffield if this is really true.
  55. Where are we within the universe? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.08.182015/08/17
    This week Brian Lucas wanted to know: where are we within the universe? Joanna Kerr decided to try and find out with help from Dr Sean McGee, an astrophysicist from the University of Birmingham.
  56. How many people do you need to avoid inbreeding in a population - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.08.102015/08/09
    This week Louise asked, how many people are needed to avoid inbreeding in a population? To answer her question Connie Orbach looks into setting up her own desert island with the help of Professor Mike Weale, a population geneticist from Kings Collge London.
  57. What are wormholes? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.08.032015/08/02
    What are wormholes, and how would one be created? James Farr investigates the secrets of the universe...
  58. How much of a wheat field do I need to make one loaf of bread? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.07.202015/07/19
    This week Amy Goodfellow took a trip to the country to answer Jerry's question - how much bread it takes to make one wholemeal loaf. She spoke to Andrew Whitley, the co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign...
  59. What's the most expensive element on Earth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.07.062015/07/05
    This week, Graihagh Jackon drilled into John's question to try and find out what the most expensive element in the world is... But first, how do we define 'expensive?' Chemist Mark Lorch set us straight...
  60. Are fingerprints unique? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.06.292015/06/28
    This week, Tom Crawford put Helen's question under the magnifying glass to try and find out whether fingerprints really are unique and if so, whether the same applies to toeprints? We put this to Forensic Scientist, Professor Niamh Nic Daeid form Dundee University...
  61. Why does the immune system not attack foetuses? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.06.082015/06/07
    This week we've been sequencing Lorianna's question: if babies have different genetic sequences from their mother, and are technically foreign objects in the womb, why doesn't the mother's immune system attack? Ziyad Yehia asked Dr Lucy Fairclough, an immunologist from Nottingham University to find out...
  62. Can I land on gassy planets like Jupiter? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.06.012015/05/31
    This week we tackle Allana's question: If we were to travel to gas giant Jupiter, would we sink to the core? Or float straight on through? Heather Douglas put this to Dr Marc Rayman from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to see if he could clear the air...
  63. How do black boxes work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.05.112015/05/10
    How do black boxes work? When a plane crashes, there's always a huge search for the elusive 'black box' to solve the mystery. But what is this, and how does it work? Heather Douglas put this to David Barry, senior lecturer in aviation safety, from Cranfield University
  64. How are robotic voices generated? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.04.272015/04/26
    We put this question to Dr Pierre Lanchantin from the University of Cambridge...
  65. Why are ripe pears juicer? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.04.122015/04/11
    Unripe pears are dry, yet ripe pears are juicy so how do they become moist? Philip Garsed put Dennis' question to plant scientist Sonja Dunbar, from Cambridge University...
  66. Can cheese give you nightmares? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.03.232015/03/23
    Chris wanted to know if it's true what your mum always told you. Does cheese really give you nightmares? Danielle Blackwell spoke to Max Sanderson, a neuroscientist to find out more...
  67. Eels: A source of electricity? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.03.162015/03/16
    Bonga tweeted us asking if we could ever use eels as a source as electricity? Would it be efficient? And how would it compare to other energy sources? Khalil Thirlaway caught up with Dr David LaVan from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to find out...
  68. What parasites can I catch from my pets? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.03.092015/03/09
    From worms to fleas and even microscopic single celled organisms, our pets can transfer a world of parasites to us if we are not careful. Prof Susan Little, a Veternary Parasitologist tells us what parasites we might catch and how we might prevent them.
  69. Why do I urinate more in the cold? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.02.232015/02/23
    Have you ever noticed that you urinate more frequently in cold weather? Why does this happen?
  70. Are smartphones changing our brains? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.02.162015/02/16
    It's said that taxi drivers' brains have increased growth in certain areas from navigating around cities. Is increasing smartphone use having a similar effect on other parts of our brains?
  71. Does same-sex attraction happen in animals too? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.02.092015/02/09
    Is homosexual behaviour seen in other species? What do they do? Why? Find out in this week's Question of the Week...
  72. Why does petrol create a rainbow on water? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.02.022015/02/02
    We find out why petrol creates a rainbow effect when in contact with water, and how the behaviour of light can create all these colours.
  73. Can we vacuum up the plastics in our oceans? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.01.262015/01/26
    Could we clean up our oceans of plastics by fitting vacuum cleaners to ships to suck them up?
  74. Is it tiring to dream you're awake? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.01.192015/01/19
    Different waking dream states can affect whether you feel resfreshed or not after a nights sleep.
  75. Do we really need vitamins? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 15.01.122015/01/12
    We chew over some important questions relating to vitamins, including what are they? Do we really need them? Can our bodies store them? And what would happen if we didn't consume any?
  76. What causes the Earth's plates to move? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.12.152014/12/15
    The tectonic plates below our feet move. But where does the energy for
    this come from? Apparently the reason is analogous to how your porridge gets heated up in the morning. We find out why!
  77. Can you catch a yawn from a cat? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.12.012014/12/01
    Why do we yawn? Is it because we're short on air? Matthew Boniface wanted to know this and whether he could catch a yawn from his cat. We spoke to Dr Hugh Matthews from Cambridge University to find out what makes them so contagious...
  78. Will flights ever get faster? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.11.242014/11/24
    14 hour flights sound like your idea of hell? Paul Jenn wrote in asking whether it was possible to speed up plane journeys, so we went to Neil Scott, head of engineering at Airbus, to find out.
  79. What would happen if you were swallowed by a whale? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.11.172014/11/17
    If you were swallowed by a whale, could you swim out and up through the oesophagus or would you be digested by the stomach acid? Plus, we ask about the future of flight: Are we going to be forever stuck in this air speed? What are the constraints of aerodynamics? Are noise rules the issue? Can a supersonic jet be ever built with decent fuel economy?
  80. Why is my Movember moustache grey? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.11.102014/11/10
    Facial hair a different colour to that on your head? We stroke our beards to ponder why. Plus we ask, what happens when you get swallowed by a whale?
  81. How will life end on Earth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.10.272014/10/27
    Will we cause our own demise by burning the candle at both ends? Or will it be something like the giant impact that caused the dinosaurs to go extinct? What do you think?
  82. Why do leaves turn red in autumn? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.10.202014/10/19
    Why do leaves turn red in the autumn? And how do they know when it is time to drop?
  83. How can I avoid being struck by lightning? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.10.132014/10/12
    Listener Ahmed has been struck by lightning twice! Is he prone to attracting lightning, or just unlucky?
  84. How many people have lived on Earth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.09.292014/09/28
    How many people have lived on Earth? We do some number crunching.
  85. How does self cleaning glass work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.09.222014/09/21
    Windows, computer screens and phones that never get grubby? What's the chemistry making that self cleaning glass possible?
  86. What makes a good password? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.09.152014/09/14
    We hack our heads to find out how we can make a secure password. Plus we scrub up the issue and ask: how does self-cleaning glass work?
  87. What happens if a bee gets lost? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.09.082014/09/07
    If you accidentally relocate a bee in your car, what happens? Would it join another colony or would that be it for the lost bee? For the answer to this insterest-sting question, we spoke to Henry Ferguson-Gow from the Zoological Society of London.
  88. Can we use solar panels in space? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.09.012014/08/31
    Could we get solar power from space and if so, how would we be able to transmit this energy back to Earth and use it? We spoke to John C. Mankins from Artemis Innovation Management Solutions to find out...
  89. Do emotional and pain-induced tears differ? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.08.182014/08/17
    Humans are the only animals that cry tears of emotion as well as pain. But does each type of tear differ in its chemical composition, and can you tell why someone was crying from looking at this?
  90. Music: a concentration aid or complete distraction? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.08.112014/08/10
    Music: a concentration aid or a complete distraction? Why do some people find it helpful and others disruptive?
  91. Can humans spontaneously combust? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.08.032014/08/02
    This week, we tackle the burning issue of spontaneous human combustion. Reported cases of people bursting into flames nowhere near a fire. Is there any scientific explanation for this?
  92. How much of my body can I live without? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.07.282014/07/27
    Which organs are vital and which are luxuries of life? We asked Elena Teh, Medical student at Cambridge University, for the gory details...
  93. Is warp speed possible? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.07.162014/07/15
    Star Trek fantasy or scientifically feasible? We find out with NASA!
  94. What does your sneeze say about your personality? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.06.232014/06/22
    We sniff out the science asking does sneeze volume and sound indicate personality type?
  95. Can eating sweets stop brain fatigue? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.06.162014/06/15
    Can you combat brain fogginess and help with french homework by munching sweets? We find out if there is any scientific rationale for this sweet toothed strategy to deal with brain fatigue.
  96. Are cremated ashes good for plant growth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.06.092014/06/08
    Would a scattering of your beloved's ashes be good for plant growth? Or could it be toxic? We take this question to Cambridge University's Botanic's Head Gardener.
  97. Is there an antimatter planet out there? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.05.272014/05/26
    Are there antimatter planets out there? What would they look like? And how would we tell they exist? We find out!
  98. Which painkiller should I use? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.05.192014/05/18
    What's the difference between aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen? We turn to a Professor of Pain for the answer.
  99. What is fire and how does it burn? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.05.122014/05/11
    We light up our brains with this burning question, igniting the issue with a Professor of Chemistry and Fire Science, Richard Hull, from Lancaster University.
  100. Why am I so tired and bored in the office? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.04.282014/04/27
    Do you feel tired, irritable and bored during the week? Yet full of beans and enthusiasm at the weekend? We find out why this could be!
  101. Man v Machine - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.04.072014/04/06
    Why does my PC need more data storage than my DNA? Surely human processing power is greater than a computers? We crunch into the data to find out!
  102. Is technology steering human evolution? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.03.312014/03/30
    Is technology changing at too fast a pace for our genetic material? Has human evolution halted? We find out!
  103. Is elevator style travel across Earth possible? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.03.242014/03/24
    Could we banish planes and instead use the Earths natural spin to help long distance travel across it's surface?
  104. Does Lightning Fry Fish? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.03.102014/03/10
    When lightning strikes the sea, does it electrocute fish nearby?
  105. Can a brain scan tell if you are depressed? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.02.242014/02/24
    We zoom into MRI scanning to find out why it is so low resolution and ask, if it was improved could that help diagnosing disorders of the brain?
  106. Why are some people left handed? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.02.172014/02/17
    We find out if other animals exhibit handed'ness. Plus what does it mean to be left handed and right footed?
  107. Is green snot better than yellow? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.02.102014/02/10
    Does the colour of your snot signify the severity or stage of your cold?
  108. How can I get rid of deodorant stains? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.02.032014/02/03
    What causes deodorant stains on clothing, and what's the best way to get rid of them?
  109. Why do insects buzz around lights? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.01.132014/01/13
    There's not that many bugs around this time of year, but those that are seem to collect by by kitchen light. Why is that?
  110. Why don't electrons fall into the atomic nucleus? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 14.01.062014/01/06
    Why don't electrons crash into the centres of atoms?
  111. Is size important? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.12.112013/12/11
  112. Do other animals sweat? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.12.042013/12/04
  113. Why do I overlook the obvious? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.11.202013/11/20
  114. Why can I squirt a jet of saliva from my mouth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.11.132013/11/13
  115. Is it a good thing to raise your baby to be bilingual? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.11.062013/11/06
  116. Can superfoods protect against cancer? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.10.302013/10/30
  117. Why do I fart after cottage pie? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.10.232013/10/22
  118. Can your dog pass on your flu? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.10.162013/10/15
  119. Who's your Bronze Age Ancestor? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.10.092013/10/08
  120. How many people can Earth support? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.10.022013/10/01
  121. Does a full moon affect my sleep? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.09.252013/09/24
  122. Is snuff safer than smoking? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.09.182013/09/17
  123. Is sense of smell heightened during pregnancy? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.09.112013/09/10
  124. Dropping a penny on your head from the tallest building in the world - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.09.042013/09/03
  125. Why do we dream? And what are nightmares? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.08.292013/08/28
  126. Why does adding ice make fizzy drinks bubble over? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.08.222013/08/21
  127. Could other planets make a substance like diamond? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.08.152013/08/14
  128. Do dark matter planets exist? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.08.082013/08/07
  129. How do cells know what they will be when they grow up? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.08.032013/08/02
  130. Sweeties: suck or crunch? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.07.252013/07/24
  131. How does a baby safely stay upside down in the womb? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.07.182013/07/17
  132. Power from Poo? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.07.112013/07/10
  133. Explode or Freeze first in Space? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.07.042013/07/03
  134. Punching into free will - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.06.272013/06/26
  135. Why do I feel sick after exercise? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.06.202013/06/19
  136. What is the physiology behind emotional breakdown? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.06.142013/06/13
  137. What is the highest possible mountain on Earth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.06.072013/06/06
  138. Do street lights affect birds and plants? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.05.312013/05/30
  139. How do plants grow upwards? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.05.242013/05/23
  140. What is wind? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.05.172013/05/16
  141. Are city dwellers more immune to bugs? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.05.102013/05/09
  142. How best to date ancient artefacts? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.05.032013/05/02
  143. Can gene therapy treat depression? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.04.192013/04/18
  144. Can we acheive artificial photosynthesis? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.04.122013/04/11
  145. How long does it take for comets to melt? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.04.052013/04/04
  146. Could civilisation cope without computers? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.03.222013/03/22
  147. Do other animals practice dental hygiene? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.03.132013/03/13
  148. Will a body wrap help me lose weight? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.03.072013/03/07
  149. Will our increasing human population cause a water shortage on Earth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.02.282013/02/28
  150. Are Humans Meant for Monogamy? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.02.142013/02/14
  151. Can you make a mini Mars at home? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.02.082013/02/08
  152. Can you get a Tabby Human? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.02.012013/02/05
  153. Do anti-mosquito sound devices work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.01.252013/01/25
  154. How is sleepiness related to cheerfulness? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.01.212013/01/21
  155. Why aren't blood donations rejected? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 13.01.142013/01/14
  156. How do touch sensitive switches work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.12.172012/12/17
  157. Do foetuses get cancer? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.12.102012/12/10
  158. Can we make a real life Spiderman? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.12.032012/12/03
  159. On Mars nobody can hear you scream. Is that really true? And if so, why? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.11.262012/11/26
  160. Do menstrual cycles synchronise? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.11.212012/11/21
  161. How long can one survive on self cannibalisation? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.11.202012/11/20
  162. Why do certain fungi produce hallucinogens? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.11.062012/11/06
  163. Can you melt a potato? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.10.292012/10/29
  164. Was pre-historic cave art only done in caves? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.10.222012/10/21
  165. Willl we ever be able to have a conversation with animals? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.10.152012/10/15
  166. Would self bone marrow transplants reverse aging? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.10.012012/10/01
  167. Has Life Only Started on Earth Once? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.09.172012/09/16
  168. Can mirrors make an infinitely powerful laser? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.09.092012/09/08
  169. How does one telephone wire transfer all of that data? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.09.032012/09/03
  170. Is Vitamin D Production like Photosynthesis? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.08.132012/08/12
  171. Could we introduce life onto Mars? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.08.062012/08/06
  172. Will your choice in cutlery alter how your food tastes?? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.07.092012/07/11
  173. Does ice really reduce swelling and speed up healing? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.07.032012/07/03
  174. Could gene therapy be used to cheat a DNA test? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.06.252012/06/25
  175. Why do women live longer than men? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.06.182012/06/18
  176. Can we create a living organism from basic elements? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.06.102012/06/11
  177. Do motorways create a microclimate? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.05.282012/05/27
  178. Can a magnet be so powerful it crushes what it attracts? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.05.212012/05/20
  179. Why do feet smell cheesy? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.05.142012/05/13
  180. Why don't women have beards? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.05.012012/05/01
  181. Would reading from a screen keep me awake? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.04.232012/04/23
  182. Will my skin soak up the calories in skin cream? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.04.162012/04/15
  183. Why don't you make best use of your energy reserves? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.04.022012/04/01
  184. Is there an absolute maximum temperature? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.03.262012/03/26
  185. Can you Catch Cancer? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.03.192012/03/19
  186. Would you receive any warning before being squished by a meteoite? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.03.132012/03/13
  187. When will indestructible plastics finally degrade? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.03.052012/03/05
  188. Can you cross a kangeroo with a sheep to get a wooly jumper? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.02.272012/02/27
  189. Goldfinger versus Goldmember? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.02.202012/02/20
  190. Can you brew beer in zero gravity? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.02.132012/02/13
  191. How much of me is the original me? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.02.062012/02/06
  192. Would turning off standby devices increase my heating bills? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.01.302012/01/30
  193. How does a Headache Hurt? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.01.232012/01/23
  194. The Case of the Caramels - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.01.162012/01/16
  195. Do Sunglasses Cause Sunburn? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 12.01.092012/01/09
  196. Why do My Feet Look Further Away? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.12.192011/12/19
  197. Do fish orgasm? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.12.122011/12/12
  198. Why some noises send shivers down my spine? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.12.052011/12/05
  199. Why can't I focus on a reflection? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.11.282011/11/30
  200. What happens when two black holes meet? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.11.212011/11/23
  201. Why don't umbilical cords become tangled? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.11.152011/11/23
  202. Do our pupils let in more light if we wear sunglasses? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.11.072011/11/07
  203. Do humans have whiskers? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.10.302011/11/07
  204. How can we avoid the effects of zero g? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.10.232011/11/07
  205. Why don't black holes explode? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.10.172011/10/16
  206. Can we make power from poo? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.10.102011/10/10
  207. Do pregnant women breathe more? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.10.032011/10/03
  208. Why do cheese and wine go together? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.09.262011/09/27
  209. Is modern medicine affecting the human gene pool? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.09.192011/09/18
  210. How does a calculator work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.09.122011/09/13
  211. Why do wet dogs smell? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.09.052011/09/04
  212. How do solar sails work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.08.222011/08/21
  213. Do bubbles keep your bath warmer for longer? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.08.152011/08/14
  214. Why do sandy footprints appear raised? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.08.082011/08/07
  215. What does non-coding DNA do? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.06.202011/06/21
  216. Are there more earthquakes now? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.06.132011/06/12
  217. Why does cereal stick to the bowl? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.06.062011/06/05
  218. When does wind chill turn to heating? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.05.302011/05/29
  219. How much Fuel is too much Fuel? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.05.232011/05/22
  220. Does loud music annoy whales? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.05.162011/05/18
  221. How do we keep warm? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.05.092011/05/08
  222. How do giraffes vomit? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.04.182011/04/17
  223. Why do we get circles around or eyes? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.04.112011/04/10
  224. What's the most efficient way to heat water? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.04.042011/04/04
  225. Where on Earth is gravity the strongest? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.03.282011/03/28
  226. How do you calculate the distance to a star? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.03.212011/03/21
  227. Why don't potato peelers need sharpening? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.03.142011/03/14
  228. How do painkillers target pain? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.03.072011/03/07
  229. What are cramps and how does one avoid them? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.02.282011/02/28
  230. How fast does a car have to go to lift you off the ground? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.02.212011/02/21
  231. Do we walk in circles if we can't see? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.02.142011/02/14
  232. Is an e-card more environmentally-friendly? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.02.072011/02/07
  233. What does it mean when soaps claim to kill 99.99% of germs? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.01.312011/01/31
  234. Why does light bend under gravity? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.01.242011/01/24
  235. How does the brain interpret Braille? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.01.172011/01/17
  236. Are humans the only species to drink the milk of another? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 11.01.102011/01/10
  237. What Makes Someone Photogenic? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.12.202010/12/20
  238. Do magnetic bracelets work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.12.132010/12/13
  239. Can I drink through my bottom? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.12.062010/12/06
  240. How fast is the universe expanding? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.11.292010/11/30
  241. What happens when a caterpillar pupates? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.11.222010/11/22
  242. How many bees to boil a human? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.11.152010/11/15
  243. Do you experience more daylight atop a mountain? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.11.082010/11/08
  244. Did the Icelandic volcano produce more carbon than the grounded flights would have? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.11.012010/11/01
  245. Why might a person not be able to see coloured ink on a whiteboard? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.10.252010/10/24
  246. Why does travelling backwards make you feel ill? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.10.182010/10/17
  247. Does everyone see the same phase of the moon? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.10.112010/10/10
  248. How can something appear to roll uphill? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.10.042010/10/03
  249. Are apple cores poisonous? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.09.272010/09/26
  250. Is olive oil better for you? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 10.09.202010/09/19
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