AskScience Panel of Scientists XVI
Is it likely that dinosaurs walked like modern day pigeons, with a back and forth motion of their head?
Who feels the umbilical cord being cut? Mother, child or both?
What would happen if I created a wave motion from lots of small rods going up and down (at subliminal speeds), where the "speed" of the troughs and peaks was faster than the speed of light and then I dropped a small ball in a trough?
What affects whether rain comes down hard or soft?
Can you refract light in a circle with the right materials?
How is it that different breeds of Canis lupus familiaris (domesticated dog) can develop to be so different in specific individual populations around the world, yet not be subject to speciation?
I've read mention in particle physics that the spin of elementary particles is more abstract than actual "spin." Can someone explain this to me?
Lightning equalizes charge between the ground and air - but how does that charge get to be different?
Why are terrestrial planets with the same mass as our gas giants so rare?
What's the minimum size necessary a thing has to be to be seen from the ISS?
How Does the Equipment in Hospitals/Labs Produce Gamma Rays in the MeV range?
According to some reports, Arabia was once a "lush green paradise" with monsoon rains. What happened to it?
How did the evolution that produced the Angler fish work, especially the sexual dimorphism?
Why does it seem as though it's more common to get sick when the seasons or weather change?
Logistically, how do you move terminally ill patients - particularly across the ocean? e.g. Charlie Gard
Is there a theoretical limit to the resolution/level of detail that a telescope could achieve, current technology notwithstanding?
Is it possible for something travelling at the speed of light, such as photons, to orbit a body, like a black hole for example?
Why can we "see our breath" in cold weather?
Is it theoretically possible for children to be born with the same genetic makeup at different times (not identical twins)?
Why are sloths so slow?
What machine/process is used to apply a mirror finish to sunglasses?
How is it possible to see a crescent moon beside the sun?
Is it possible to estimate the amount of biomass that went into the creation of a tank of gas?
What are my chances of getting heads at least once from two coin flips?
What would the world look like if electrons were spinning at 2/5 instead of 1/2?
Is there any UV radiation at night time?
Would water drain off pasta/rice quicker on Jupiter ?
What shape is the universe? Also what's outside of the universe?
Why do we need to do away with locality in QP if many worlds is a possible reality?
How's do you mathematically define stability of, for example, a objects orbit?
What was the Dallas/North Texas area like, geographically, prior to extensive settlement and development?
Would a swimmer be faster in salt water rather than fresh water?
How far does storm debris travel?
Is there any herbal medicine that has clinical evidence about its efficacy ?
Why do our eyes not boil as it has more energy than microwave used in oven?
Why is the ocean salty?
We use mega-giga-tera-byte for digital information, why are we using light year instead of mega-giga-tera-meter for distance measurement between planets?
In what direction do our eyes look when in complete rest?
how does the BENDS effect people in submarines? shouldn't the atmospheric pressure within the submarine be controlled?
How do surgeons remove the rib cage and sternum before operating on the heart or lungs? How do they even put it back together without using plaster?