Question of the Week - From the Naked ScientistsAuthor: Dr Chris Smith
11 Dec 2018

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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    Can dogs recognise each other as dogs? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.11.26

    Do we know if a Great Dane meeting a Chihuahua recognises it as another dog? We asked Professor Donald Broom from Cambridge University and Dr Charlotte Duranton to help us sniff out the answer to Dotty's question.

  • Posted on 26 Nov 2018

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    How can planes fly through hurricanes? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.11.19

    This week, Daniel wants to know why hurricane researchers seem to use propeller-driven planes when flying into the eye of the storm. Eva Higginbotham spoke to Dr Anna Young of the University of Cambridge's Whittle laboratory, to find out what's 'up' in the field of aeroplane engines.

  • Posted on 19 Nov 2018

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    When did we become modern day humans? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.11.12

    With the help of Cambridge University's Professor Robert Foley, Sam Brown took a trip back in time to answer Stuart's question: If you could bring a baby from the past to grow up in the present, how far back could you go before people would notice that this was a time travelling baby?

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2018

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    How do wombats produce cube-shaped poo? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.10.29

    Poo comes in many shapes and sizes. We are used to seeing it on the street or accidentally stepping in different forms including tubes from dogs, pellets from rabbits or big splats from cows, but I have never come across cubic poo. Tamsin Bell asked Dr Louise Gentle from Nottingham trent University to help us out with this stinker...

  • Posted on 29 Oct 2018

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    Is second hand smoke more dangerous than smoking a cigarette? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.10.22

    Is it true that second hand smoking or passive smoking is more likely to give you cancer than smoking a cigarette? Tamsin Bell put this to Stefan Marciniak from the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research...

  • Posted on 22 Oct 2018

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