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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVII
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AskScience AMA Series: I am a squid biologist, AMA!
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What exactly is happening to your (nerves?) when circulation gets cut off and you start to tingle?
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At what point is a particle too small to cast a shadow?
21
Has Alzheimer's ever been observed in animals?
12
What exactly do they do with your body when you die, if you're an organ donor?
4
Do plants require constant nutrition or do they eat in cycles?
20
How does quantum mechanics explain covalent bonds?
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If 1+2+3+... can be "regularised" to -1/12, does it follow that 1+4+9+... can be 0 or that 1+8+27+... can be 1/120?
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How do most wild animals die?
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How come water does not flow deep into our ear canal?
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What percentage of the light that hits your retina is actually absorbed by it?
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Why are long things flexible while short pieces of the same object are rigid?
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How do zookeepers avoid accidentally domesticating animals in zoos?
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What do scientists mean when they say "We only know what makes up 5% of the Universe"? What makes up the other 95% of the Universe and how come we don't know what it is ?
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How do radiators know when the room has achieved the set temperature?
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How do we know that climate change is caused by humans?
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How do our bodies build a tolerance to alcohol?
3
Is there any sort of concept of a genomic efficiency, i.e., is there any benefit to having a higher ratio of coding DNA to junk DNA?
3
If electrons behave so sporadically, how can scanning electron microscopes have such clarity of resolution?
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How does letting a dish soak with soap and water work?
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How does Lake Victoria replenish itself as the source of the entire Nile river which flows out and empties into the Mediterranean?
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Would a wire or antenna, where a signal with 550THz is sent through, radiate light?
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How exactly does White Blood Cell detect bacteria ?
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If a person somehow was able to get to the surface of a gas planet, let’s say Jupiter, would they be able to walk on the surface or would they fall through?
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Is there a way to measure sharpness - like a scale of sharpness? Thank you
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Why does Marathon running cause toxin buildup in the Kidneys?
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If a man has a stroke, does it have any effect on the quality of his sperm?
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What prevents people in the United States from contacting Malaria from mosquito bites?
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Does the temperature of air effect the distance sound can travel?
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Can you "catch" helium?
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Do oil pipe lines have a problem with the pipes expanding do to heat?
3
What happens inside a cats’ body when it ‘fluffs up’ as a result of being threatened? Also, is it an automatic response?
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When I drop an insect (I.e an ant) from a large height (relative - from my chest to the ground), does it “hurt” as bad as it would for us?
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If electrons move in a copper wire not by each electron travelling all the way, but by bumping into the one ahead and pushing it forward, how can electricity travel faster than the speed of sound of copper?
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Why does tungsten (and the elements around it) have a high melting point?
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Why is the Liver one of the only organs that grows back when most of it is removed?
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Why does diabetes causes kidney damage?
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Since the W and Z bosons that mediate the weak force are not massless, does that mean that the weak force does not propagate at light speed?
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What is the Furry hypothesis, in relation to quantum superposition, and why is it incorrect?
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How is a breathalyzer a useful metric when testing blood alcohol content?
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Why are planets rotational axis usually (approximately) orthogonal to their sun (since Planets like Uranus are seen as "wierd")?
11 iorgfeflkd Has the number of 7+ earthquakes since 2004 been higher than expected? Or do we just have more active seismic monitoring now? Or more news coverage?
8 iorgfeflkd What is the longest possible time and distance between a large earthquake and an aftershock? I was Japan last year and felt an earthquake that was apparently an aftershock of the 2011 Tohoku quake. Are we still getting aftershocks of the Indian Ocean earthquake? What about the Chile 9.5 quake? How is it determined if an aftershock is original or not?
5 laserbern Could these recent earthquakes on the ring of fire have been caused by the nuclear tests in North Korea?
4 aye__kitty With all these bug earthquakes happening, does this mean "The Big One" is more likely to hit BC soon? I live in Southern Vancouver Island and my anxiety is almost crippling.
3 ikswosil Can any of the crazy natural disasters of late be related to the solar flare from a week or two ago? Doesn't that fuck with the magnetic field of the earth or something like that?
3 enelculo If I'm in an earthquake inside a big building should my first instinct be to run out of there?
3 ZatuF5 Does the nuclear tests underground from North Korea can have some effects in this? I live in Mexico; Mexico City has been a seismic area forever, the same for the south-central area. But it seems that there are earthquakes more often and stronger than before.
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1 WiseWordsFromBrett Any rumblings about this being related to an impending Eruption?
1 Gilm0 Was this an aftershock of the one a few weeks ago and should I be worried about more to come?
1 retired57 This earthquake is located 100 miles from Mexico city. How important an extra mile is? How do you calculate the energy loss with distance?
1 Lunagray I heard my boss bring this up to one of their friends at work. Is it possible that the missiles that they have been launching, upon hitting the ocean floor, caused some sort of tectonic shift that caused the past two earthquakes that have hit Mexico? I remember hearing about two missiles going over Japan and hitting the ocean not long before each one of the earthquakes in Mexico. The two earthquakes also happen to be of the exact same magnitude. Could there possibly be some sort of correlation or is this just a big coincidence?
1 snahor Noob here. I know there are some studies that try to predict earthquakes using electromagnetic signals and magnetometer sensors. How accurate is this? If it works, is it tied to the type of soil?
11 0 iorgfeflkd Has the number of 7+ earthquakes since 2004 been higher than expected? Or do we just have more active seismic monitoring now? Or more news coverage?
8 0 iorgfeflkd What is the longest possible time and distance between a large earthquake and an aftershock? I was Japan last year and felt an earthquake that was apparently an aftershock of the 2011 Tohoku quake. Are we still getting aftershocks of the Indian Ocean earthquake? What about the Chile 9.5 quake? How is it determined if an aftershock is original or not?
5 0 laserbern Could these recent earthquakes on the ring of fire have been caused by the nuclear tests in North Korea?
4 0 aye__kitty With all these bug earthquakes happening, does this mean "The Big One" is more likely to hit BC soon? I live in Southern Vancouver Island and my anxiety is almost crippling.
3 0 ikswosil Can any of the crazy natural disasters of late be related to the solar flare from a week or two ago? Doesn't that fuck with the magnetic field of the earth or something like that?
3 0 enelculo If I'm in an earthquake inside a big building should my first instinct be to run out of there?
3 0 ZatuF5 Does the nuclear tests underground from North Korea can have some effects in this? I live in Mexico; Mexico City has been a seismic area forever, the same for the south-central area. But it seems that there are earthquakes more often and stronger than before.
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1 0 WiseWordsFromBrett Any rumblings about this being related to an impending Eruption?
1 0 Gilm0 Was this an aftershock of the one a few weeks ago and should I be worried about more to come?
1 0 retired57 This earthquake is located 100 miles from Mexico city. How important an extra mile is? How do you calculate the energy loss with distance?
1 0 Lunagray I heard my boss bring this up to one of their friends at work. Is it possible that the missiles that they have been launching, upon hitting the ocean floor, caused some sort of tectonic shift that caused the past two earthquakes that have hit Mexico? I remember hearing about two missiles going over Japan and hitting the ocean not long before each one of the earthquakes in Mexico. The two earthquakes also happen to be of the exact same magnitude. Could there possibly be some sort of correlation or is this just a big coincidence?
1 0 snahor Noob here. I know there are some studies that try to predict earthquakes using electromagnetic signals and magnetometer sensors. How accurate is this? If it works, is it tied to the type of soil?