Question Of The Week - From The Naked Scientists

Sinopsis

Each week we set out to solve one of the world's weirdest, wackiest, funniest and funkiest scientific puzzles. And along with the answer there's a brand new question to think about for next time...

Episodios

  • Why isnt sea level rise the same worldwide?

    Why isn't sea level rise the same worldwide?

    25/11/2019 Duración: 03min

    Listener Geoff asks, "How is it that there are rising sea levels impacting some island nations such as the Maldives and Kiribati, yet 1000 kilometres in any direction there is no discernible sea level change at all?". To answer this question, Nadeem Gabbani spoke to Dr. Rob Larter of the British Antarctic Survey... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Do mosquitoes prefer certain blood types?

    Do mosquitoes prefer certain blood types?

    18/11/2019 Duración: 03min

    Vinny asked us: "I have read mosquitos have a preference for blood type and prefer people with Type O blood over those with Type B, or prefer Type B over Type A. Is this true, and how do they know the difference between types?" To seek out an answer to this one, Adam Murphy got in touch with Immo Hansen, from New Mexico State University to find out... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Why does my watery windscreen turn to ice?

    Why does my watery windscreen turn to ice?

    28/10/2019 Duración: 02min

    Mike got in touch to say: "When the outside temperature is hovering around the freezing mark, the condensation or dew on my automobile windshield is in a liquid state. But if I wipe the windshield, the liquid water changes to ice. Why is that?" To help, Adam Murphy spoke to Liz Thomas from the British Antarctic Survey... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Could you eat a dinosaur?

    Could you eat a dinosaur?

    21/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    Dan got in touch to ask whether most animals are edible, including dinosaurs! Mariana tucked into this question.... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Will SpaceXs satellites clog up the sky?

    Will SpaceX's satellites clog up the sky?

    14/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    Listener Pete asks, "SpaceX has launched the first 60 of what is to be a mesh of some 12,000 satellites. Two questions: how will this completed mesh impact 1) ground based optical and microwave astronomical observations, and 2) the ability of future space missions, manned and otherwise, to navigate through the cloud of objects?" To answer this question, Phil Sansom got in touch with two experts: UCL's Ingo Waldmann, and ESA's Holger Krag... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • When should you refrigerate cooked chicken?

    When should you refrigerate cooked chicken?

    30/09/2019 Duración: 03min
  • Can fingernails stop rhino poaching?

    Can fingernails stop rhino poaching?

    23/09/2019 Duración: 04min

    John asked, "I'd like to know if enough people in the world donated their finger and toe nail clippings, could enough keratin be produced to satisfy the demand and thus stop the poaching of wild animals in Africa?" Mariana Marasoiu spoke with Jon Taylor from Save the Rhino International and Simon Hedges from Asian Arks about whether rhino horn alternatives can help save them... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Why does pasta water boil over?

    Why does pasta water boil over?

    16/09/2019 Duración: 03min

    This week's question is a curious cooking query from Anthony. "When pasta or rice is added to boiling water, there is a sudden surge of the boiling water to the point that the pot boils over with bubbles. Why is this?" Phil Sansom got in touch with Phillip Broadwith, business editor of the magazine Chemistry World... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Why is wildlife around Chernobyl thriving?

    Why is wildlife around Chernobyl thriving?

    19/08/2019 Duración: 03min

    This week, a question from Bill. "My question is about Chernobyl and why it is that wildlife seems to be thriving there and yet we understand that humans still can't survive there. Why is this?" Phil Sansom spoke to someone who's actually been there - Victoria Gill, a science correspondent for BBC News... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Will climate change affect monsoons?

    Will climate change affect monsoons?

    04/08/2019 Duración: 03min

    Saugat asked "what is the exact cause of monsoon rain, and how will it be affected because of global warming?" Ruth Geen, from the University of Exeter, works with modelling the effect of climate change on monsoons and helped Emma Hildyard pour some insight into this... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • QoTW: Can you tell if its sunrise or sunset?

    QoTW: Can you tell if its sunrise or sunset?

    28/07/2019 Duración: 03min

    This week, Manik from Canberra asked if it's possible to tell whether it's sunrise or sunset from looking at a photo or a painting. Ankita Anirban spoke to painter James Gurney and physicist William Livingston to shed light on the situation... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Can a huskys fur keep it cool in summer?

    Can a huskys fur keep it cool in summer?

    14/07/2019 Duración: 03min

    This week we are answering a question from Alex: "Are huskies (or dogs in general) able to insulate themselves from the cold of winter and from the heat of a hot summer's day as well?"Matthew Hall asks Christof Schwiening from Cambridge University's Department of Physiology... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Can a transfusion change your blood type?

    Can a transfusion change your blood type?

    07/07/2019 Duración: 03min

    This week we are answering a question sent in by Mark: "is it possible to have so many blood transfusions that your blood type changes?" Emma Hildyard asks Cedric Ghevaert, from the Department of Haemotology at the University of Cambridge... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Do candles really clear nasty smells?

    Do candles really clear nasty smells?

    19/05/2019 Duración: 05min

    Patrick sent us this question: "My wife wants me to light a candle after doing my number two, to get rid of the smell. Does this actually do anything?"Phil Sansom has been sniffing out an answer, with the help of Kit Chapman from Chemistry World. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • How long after eating is that carbon exhaled?

    How long after eating is that carbon exhaled?

    12/05/2019 Duración: 03min

    Greg asked, "When I exhale, my breath contains carbon atoms. How long ago were they in my food or drink?" We were hungry for answers, so Ruby Osborn asked Fred Warren from the Quadram Institute Bioscience to break it down... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • How to see faint stars

    How to see faint stars

    28/04/2019 Duración: 04min

    Sean asked "Why is it that when you look directly at a small faint star it disappears, but when you look at a point near it, you can see it again?" Ben McAllister has been searching far and wide for the answer to this cosmological conundrum... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Can purple carrots turn your skin purple?

    Can purple carrots turn your skin purple?

    31/03/2019 Duración: 04min

    We received this question from Aidan, "Consuming orange carrots in high excess can turn your skin orange, because of the beta-carotene. What about purple carrots?" Jack Tavener and Katie Haylor have been crunching through some research to get to the root of this question.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review. Plus, for more podcasts by The Naked Scientists head to nakedscientists.com/podcasts. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Why do socks disappear in the wash?

    Why do socks disappear in the wash?

    18/03/2019 Duración: 03min

    We received this question from Chani... "My socks never stay together in the wash. One always disappears. Is there a scientific explanation for where those socks go? Why are they so unhappy in monogamous relationships?"Izzie Clarke asked Rob Eastaway, mathematician and author of "How Many Socks Make A Pair", to sort out the odds. For more podcasts, head to nakedscientists.com or like and subscribe to The Naked Scientists or Question of the Week on your favourite podcast app. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Effect of ethanol on brain?

    Effect of ethanol on brain?

    04/03/2019 Duración: 03min

    Donald asked us what specific effects ethanol has on the brain and why certain regions are more impacted than others when we have a drink. This week, Joe Galea, from the University of Birmingham, helps us to distil the answer... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

  • Why can some people imitate accents?

    Why can some people imitate accents?

    18/02/2019 Duración: 03min

    Lia asked us why some people seem to be naturally good at imitating voices and accents. To get the last word, Adam Murphy got an answer from Jonathan Goodman, from the Language Sciences Department at Cambridge University... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists

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