Question of the Week, from the Naked Scientists

Question of the Week, from the Naked Scientists

Dr Chris Smith

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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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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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How do ZIP files work?

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How do ZIP files wor...

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Why are electrons never i...

19 Apr 2021 | 03 mins 39 secs

Why are electrons ne...

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12 Apr 2021 | 03 mins 32 secs

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12 Apr 2021 | 03 mins 32 secs

How did varying chromosom...

29 Mar 2021 | 03 mins 39 secs

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29 Mar 2021 | 03 mins 39 secs

Do animals get bored eati...

22 Mar 2021 | 03 mins 30 secs

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Why aren't all batteries ...

17 Mar 2021 | 03 mins 54 secs

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How can you make normal T...

01 Mar 2021 | 03 mins 38 secs

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22 Feb 2021 | 03 mins 30 secs

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If Earth were heavier, wo...

25 Jan 2021 | 03 mins 35 secs

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25 Jan 2021 | 03 mins 35 secs

Can you get DNA from crem...

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Is sourdough bread a heal...

21 Dec 2020 | 03 mins 31 secs

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21 Dec 2020 | 03 mins 31 secs

Why are sperm made below ...

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