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

Eat. Sleep. Fart. Repeat.

Although it may feel like your brain hurts during a migraine, it’s the tissues surrounding it that are sensitive to pain.

Many people will experience some form of vision problem as a result of a concussion.



Know your meteorite from your meteoroid with our handy guide.

Discover how to use the Plough to locate Corona Borealis in the night sky.

Cameras at the ready, May's full Moon brings with it a lunar eclipse that will turn the Moon red.

Everyday Science

Nurdles can work their way into the digestive tracts of various marine animals.

Solid-state batteries have a higher energy density than lithium-ion batteries.

The daily guessing game where you guess a random five-letter word in six tries (or less) has taken the world by storm.

You may think you are carefully eating around the mould, but there are likely to be hidden toxins lurking below the surface.

Future Technology

It could provide us with a clean, efficient and unlimited source of energy.

This popular theory could be why you are uncomfortable with human-like androids.

You might have seen the words 'non-fungible token' popping up online – but what exactly does that mean?

Watch out for your phone behaving strangely.


Photosynthesis is essential for almost all life, and it’s the primary source of oxygen in the atmosphere.

Lathering up with sunscreen before enjoying a cooling dip can lead to harmful chemicals getting washed out to sea.

It's also known as blood snow, pink snow, or red snow.


It takes millions of years to create and as a non-renewable resource, there is only a finite amount.

Cigarette butts contain chemicals toxic to wildlife and create 845,000 tons of litter every year.

This rare weather phenomenon is the rainbow's ghostly cousin.

What is a tornado and how does it form? When is tornado season? And what are fire devils and snowspouts? All your questions, answered.