AskScience Panel of Scientists XVII
With all this fuss about net neutrality, exactly how much are we relying on America for our regular global use of the internet?
In 1996 NASA announced 'evidence of primitive life on early Mars'. In 2000, a second report supported the thesis. What happened next?
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Do all individual atoms in a solid emanate their own blackbody radiation?
When beryllium-16 decays and produces 2 neutrons simultaneously, what happens to that dineutron?
Is there anywhere other than Earth in the Solar system where you could see a total solar eclipse and/or total lunar eclipse equivalent?
From my kid: Can you put a marshmallow on a stick out into space and roast it with the sun?
What would our world look like if the collision which ejected the material from which formed the Moon had not occurred? Would there be liquid water? What kind of atmosphere if any? Active geological processes? Life?
Why does the voltage in a circuit increase as the length of a wire increase?
If every single human put a ac outside on a summer day and we all turned it on, would earth cool down or will the ac have no effect?
In a compound with an alkene and an alkyne, which would ozone cleave in an oxidative cleavage reaction?
How do we know what the tonsil does?
Why does turning on an electric blender in the kitchen cause my HD antenna signal to go out in a different room?
[physics] When I turn off my oven but leave the door closed how does the temperature cool?
How accurate is the usual picture of the atomic nucleus of a ball/mass of protons and neutrons? What's really happening in the centre of atoms?
How does methanol form while making alcoholic drinks and how can it be prevented/removed?
Would there be a benefit to increasing the power of the planetary radar at Arecibo?
How would the government broadcast an emergency message in today's world where a majority of people watch tv through a streaming service?
Does dark matter accumulate into dark objects (planets, stars, etc.)? Why?
On my bike: is it more efficient to pedal fast in a low gear or slower in a high gear?
How in the world could a particle have a 1/2 spin value?
What are the social and economic issues associated with biofuels?
How are Muscle Knots / Trigger Points Created at the Cellular Level?
Does photoimmunotherapy (PIT) always followed by surgery for tumour in deep tissue?
If the Earth is closer to the sun for a part of the year, why isn't that summer MUCH hotter?
How do you define the number of conduction electrons?
What makes it "impossible" as of now to detect the hypothetical Graviton particle?
Is deep-earth nuclear fission heating the Earth's interior?
Hein et al (2017) have explored scenarios for sending a spacecraft to the recently confirmed interstellar asteroid "Oumuamua". What payloads and capabilities would we wish to prioritize on the exploration of this strange and peculiar object?
Why is Tau Ceti a G-type Star?
What is the average density of interstellar clouds and at what density over a given volume is star formation triggered?
How are doctors able to determine genetic abnormality in a fetus, by testing the mother’s blood?
Are all prime numbers smaller than the biggest prime number discovered?
Why children with adenoditis fall behind in their neurophychiatric development and do they recover in that aspect after the inflammation is gone?
What exactly is the Van Allen radiation belt?
Why are Tesla utility-grade battery clusters built of tiny battery cells?
Does the thickness of a sheet of steel affect its maximum temperature when exposed to sunlight?
What exactly occurs prior to birth that leads to congenital defects where a part of your body doesn't form?
Do cephalopods control their camouflage consciously, if yes how exactly can an animals thought's change it's cells?
Can blue light cause cancer? What about UVA? Where is the threshold?