Science Q&A questions, quizzes and facts

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At BBC Science Focus Magazine, our expert panel is ready to help you out and answer as many of the cool science questions you want to send our way.

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.

From answers to the big questions in science (maybe) or just some fun science facts (definitely) you have found the right spot.

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The Human Body

Asked by: Joel Edwards, Bradford

Asked by: James Foster

We’ve teamed up with the folks behind BBC World Service’s CrowdScience to answer your questions on one topic - this week it's all about blood types.



This active meteor shower peaks on 11-13 August.

Visible all year round in the Northern Hemisphere

Asked by: Kyle Cameron, Inverness

Everyday Science

Asked by: Amy Thomas, London

The sweet, sticky, golden stuff isn’t just a tasty treat, it’s also an ancient wound healer.

Probably best to give this gut-irritating old wives’ tale a miss.

Asked by: Matilda Wicks, Brighton

Future Technology

Generating realistic surround sound comes now comes from above and below.

Creating a digital copy of ourselves may sound simple in practice but has the potential to cause complications.

Forced labour from any equal being never ends well, so ethical guidelines are needed to ensure anything with human intelligence is treated with respect.


Asked by: Rodney Minns, Hampshire

Asked by: Dileep Bagnall, Lancashire

Asked by: Natalie Weaver (aged 11)

Asked by: Chris McMullon, Barnham, West Sussex


Asked by: Adam King, Huddersfield

Asked by: Craig Edwards, Wolverhampton

It all starts with warm, damp air.