Science Q&A questions, quizzes and facts

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The Human Body

Out with the old, in with the... wait, what was I talking about?

Breathe in! People can hold air in their lungs for a surprising length of time.

If you're planning a burial at sea, the rate at which your body to break down largely depends on whether you pick a tropical or temperate ocean.



Star hopping is a tried-and-trusted technique used to locate things in the night sky. Learn how with this nifty guide.

Technically Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, is dormant.

Dimorphos is a small moon that orbits the asteroid Didymos, and the target of NASA's DART mission in September 2022.

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

Everyday Science

When your food goes from frozen to fossilised. Should you risk it?

Dust has always been a problem when exploring Mars.

Your urine can change colour and smell according to what you eat.

US inventor Thomas Edison often gets all the credit, but was he really the first to invent it, or did he just come up with a 'bright' idea?

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.


Which animal kills the most humans per year? Spoiler: it's not sharks.

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


You wouldn't want to live there, but bring a coat if you're going to visit these spots – they have recorded the lowest temperatures ever!

Why are some clouds puffy and other clouds wispy?

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.

Is your car really powered by dinosaurs?