Question of the Week - From the Naked ScientistsAuthor: Dr Chris Smith
24 Sep 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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    Could we terraform the Moon? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.09.17

    Chad asked us "Is it possible to terraform the Moon, so that humans could live there long-term?". Tamsin Bell spoke to David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, to see what he had to say...

  • Posted on 17 Sep 2018

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    Do wild animals get allergies? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.09.03

    On Twitter, Andrew asked us: "Do wild animals suffer from allergies, and if so, does this occur at the same rate as in humans?" We spoke to Wild Immunologist Andy Flies, from the University of Tazmania, to sniff out an answer...

  • Posted on 03 Sep 2018

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    Are there more stars in the sky or grains of sand on the earth? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.08.20

    Are there more grains of sand on Earth or stars in the sky, and who counted them? We search heaven and Earth to answer Jeff's question, recruiting astronomer Michael Merrifield from Nottingham University to help out...

  • Posted on 20 Aug 2018

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    How do Non-Stick Pans Work? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.08.06

    Martin asked us "What's the science behind non-stick pans? What prevents the sticking?"; To help out with this sticky situation, we spoke to Jess Wade, a materials scientist at Imperial College London, to get her take...

  • Posted on 06 Aug 2018

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    What is the minimum land area required to sustain one human being? - Naked Scientists Question of the Week 18.07.31

    Charlie asked us to field the question, "what is the minimum area required to sustain one human being in terms of oxygen and food?" Marika Ottman brought this cultivation conundrum to Marco Springmann, the Senior Researcher on Environmental Sustainability and Public Health at the University of Oxford...

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2018

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