AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
AskScience AMA Series: I am Jessica Pierce, a bioethicist who has recently focused my work on animals. AMA!
How significant is the genetic difference between the Northern and the Southern White Rhino?
Why do we use pillows now when we sleep? Did we need this during the prehistoric/ancient age? What changed?
How do people colorize old photos?
Do current carrying wires also create electric fields or only magnetic fields?
How does France get rid of nuclear waste from more than 60 nuclear power plants?
How does the checkbox captcha work?
How do migrating species determine when it is time to migrate?
How many light years across is the sun’s magnetic field?
How did cells survive without a mitochondria?
What would happen if someone not suffering from mental illness were to take a schizophrenic's drugs?
Since humans are drilling so much oil out of the ground, are there large empty caverns underground where the oil used to be?
Does Quantum Field Theory rely upon one particular interpretation of quantum mechanics?
How energy intensive it is to generate gamma rays for sterilization?
Why does the "bridge ice before road"?
Durban, South Africa. Are these different colors due to the Umgeni river or the difference in temperature that affects plankton?
Where do volcanic gas clouds rise from?
Is radioactivity a requirement for an element to be fissile?
How do all the zillions of cell phones and other types of transmitters not interfere with one another?
What happens when proton collides with an atom?
Does epigenetics have implications for horticultural/agricultural seeds?
Why do each booster from the Falcon Heavy cause 3 sonic booms?
How do birds detect magnetic fields to know which way is north and south?
Why where the alpha particles expected to pass straight through the plum pudding model?
Are our bones sensitive to cold just like our teeth are?
Did matriarchies ever exist? If so, did they extend beyond the immediate tribe? What is the consensus in the anthropological community?
Why is icing a 'sports' injury generally the first recommended go-to treatment and how does it promote healing?
Have any megafauna specimens besides the mammoth been recovered from the Arctic? Any similar discoveries in the Antarctic.
How is a fighter jet engine different from a commercial jet engine?
What type of plastic are shatter resistant rulers made of ?
From the book E=mc2 and why should we care (Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw). Why do they state that there are only two possibilities for measuring distance in spacetime and where does the act of flipping the sign in Pythagoras arise from?
Why do people with dementia experience hallucinations? In particular, why do the vast majority experience seeing children?
Is a geostationary orbit above a place other than the equator possible?
Is there any particular reason for the number of states of matter being what it is? Could we have an arbitrary number of states between those?
What are the biggest efforts against climate change?
If you choke on ice, will it melt due to body heat before you die?
If weather storms are due to air moving from high to low pressure areas until there's equilibrium, how come the storms on Jupiter last continuously for centuries?
What are the main complications stopping us from having supercapacitors?
Could you use jet engine with, ramjet and than sramjet in series?
Do other types of flesh, other than muscle, lose their functionality once diagnosed with ALS?
Since mountains are changing elevation due to plate tectonics is it possible to know what the highest mountain to ever have existed was?