189AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
270AskScience AMA Series: I am Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist who has recently focused my work on animals. AMA!
1156What causes moles to appear on our skin?
2762If the universe is expanding, what is it taking the place of?
203How does Uranium Lead dating of crystals work?
4972What makes some materials like cat fur or velvet feel soft?
4What determines which way graphite layers will face during crystallization?
2Why are left-handed people often excluded from psychological and neurological research studies?
1Is it possible (theoretically) to cause nuclear fusion through a purely kinetic method, or in layman's terms smash two objects together really hard to fuse them?
260Why do "cold" and "wet" textures feel so similar?
241Why do most medicinal pills have "-HCl" added to the end?
5294How do seeds know which way to grow?
5So if Lightbulbs are based on heating metal so that it gets excited and emits photons. Is the type of metal the difference between the type of photons? ex. xray vs regular light, or is it something like tungeston can emit any photon depending on weird stuff like heat and vaccum levels?
28Why do electron holes move 2x slower than electrons?
20How do we know what the full milky way looks like?
11What effectively renders a volcano inactive?
0What is so weird about turbulance that we still cannot have smooth flight experience mostly?
0What exactly is the Anti-Ro52 Antibody, and what is its impact on autoimmune diseases such as Dermatomyositis?
20Do animals forget about their offspring over time?
16Plants know which way to grow because of gravity , so what happens if we plant one in space ?
47Do blind people see visuals on psychedelics?
9how do you prove that 1+1=2?
8Is there such thing as a double Gamma function similar to the Double Factorial?
21Is there a scientific explanation for why children and even adults are so preoccupied with ‘fair’?
3288How significant is the genetic difference between the Northern and the Southern White Rhino?
20Why do we use lasers instead of electron beams for data storage in things like cds/dvds?
4I run a current through a solenoid and get a magnetic force. I stick an iron core in the solenoid and get a bigger magnetic force. How is conservation of energy preserved?
14Does epigenetics play a role in speciation?
4What is precise definition of "dimension"?
11Are drought prone regions more vulnerable to wars and conflicts?
13How and When does fetus/infant/toddler get its guts colonized by "good" bacteria?
8What makes something smell “bad”?
0How much more do we know about the 'ocean waves' on Titan?
1Why do some Con trails(the clouds planes leave behind) last much longer than others?
5Ask Anything Wednesday - Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Medicine, Psychology
3What is the smallest theoretical size a transistor could be?
137Why does South Africa have so many minerals?
6When you get a cold or flu what is happening at a cellular level to create the symptoms? Symptoms such as congestion, light headedness, coughing sneezing and so forth?
11Do birds of the same species speak different “languages” in separated locations?
70With all the advantages Solar Sails have over Fuel, why aren’t they being utilized more?
2Can you really infer useful information about a person by observing his or her body language?
7How do we know how old the universe or a specific planet is. How do we calculate the age of an object, multiple lightyears away?
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Where do animals get water from in the winter in places where everything is frozen over, and there is no snow available to eat?