Science Q&A questions, quizzes and facts

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We've answered thousands of questions over the years, so whether you're looking some quick science quiz questions for the kids, or a few facts that could come in handy down the pub, you're sure to find the answers you're looking for.

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The Human Body

Travel back in time and discover the surprising origin story of the atoms that make up your body - a million years in the making.

Intense focus, raised eyebrows, and a slightly open mouth, combine to create a familiar 'look' when trying to achieve the perfect lash.

Laughter is a human universal – something all people do in every corner of the globe, no matter their culture



When Artemis 3 lifts off, we'll be one step closer...

The James Webb Space Telescope collects images in greyscale as it operates mostly in the near- and mid-infrared spectrum. So how are we seeing colour images?

What is an asterism? What's the difference between an asterism and a constellation? What asterisms can you see in the night sky?

There are 60,000 recorded meteorites on Earth.

Everyday Science

They're a non-invasive and drug-free treatment for seasonal depression - here's what a GP thinks of them.

Here's why some people get so defensive, and how to avoid hurting someone's ego.

When David Beckham curled a free kick into the goal against Greece to take England into the quarter-finals in the 2001 World Cup, he was exploiting the Magnus effect.

Double the snooze, double the fun...?

Future Technology

GAN stands for generative adversarial network; a machine-learning model widely used in image and video generation.

Is the metaverse really the future? Or has Mark Zuckerberg missed a crucial flaw?

The future of NFTs isn't art but digital certificates.

It incorporates blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and NFTs.


It's a dog's life, but how long it lasts depends on a number of factors, including size and breed.

Be warned: the answer involves more regurgitation than you might think.

What is the average lifespan for a cat – and who were the world's oldest cats?

The classic fish-shaped body — a squashed teardrop with a pointed nose and tapered tail — has evolved time and again.


Find out when it is and what happens during the March equinox.

It's used to determine the age of organic materials (e.g. wood, charcoal, and bone) by measuring the amount of the radioactive isotope, carbon-14, remaining in the sample.

Earth has been slowly cooling since it formed 4.5 billion years ago - but what if it had never had a hot, molten core?

Can you picture living alongside a pasture of sauropods?