Question of the Week - From the Naked ScientistsAuthor: Dr Chris Smith
25 Mar 2019

Question of the Week - From the Naked Scientists

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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...

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    What effect does ethanol have on the brain? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 19.03.04

    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...

  • Posted on 04 Mar 2019

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    Why can some people imitate accents? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 19.02.18

    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...

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    Why do candles smoke and smell? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 19.02.04

    Richard was wondering why do candles make more smoke and smell after they've gone out. Jenny Gracie has been sniffing out an answer from Duncan Graham at the University of Strathclyde and Ricky Carvel from the University of Edinburgh to help shed some light on the question...

  • Posted on 04 Feb 2019

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    What language do deaf people think in? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 19.01.28

    Bree asked: If a person is born completely deaf and can't hear a thing, what language do they think in? We asked Dr Mairead MacSweeney, director of the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London...

  • Posted on 28 Jan 2019

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    Do plants eat dirt? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 19.01.21

    Marcus was wondering how trees, such as giant oaks, can grow so huge and not make a hole in the ground. Where does their mass come from if not from the dirt? Jenny Gracie has been digging deep to find an answer, with help from Andrew Weatherall from the National School of Forestry at the University of Cumbria...

  • Posted on 21 Jan 2019

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