81AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
258AskScience AMA Series: "I am Rhett Allain, physicist and technical consultant on Mythbusters and MacGyver. Ask me about the physics of pretty much anything!
9120When does a mushroom die? When it's picked? When it's packaged? Refrigerated? Sliced? Digested?
5722Does a Mayfly, which only lives a day, evolve fast than a human?
6Why do things like saliva or melted cheese pull into strings when you try to separate them?
124As a snake grows in length, does it grow additional ribs and vertebrae, or do they have a set number?
3I think I understand the difference between aleph-null and aleph-one as countable and uncountable infinities, but what is aleph-two?
9Are mitochondria significantly different in different species?
6When a Li-ion battery is first manufactured, is it already charged? If so, how much and why that amount?
27Why isn't Boron created through normal stellar nucleosynthesis (i.e. nuclear fusion in stars)?
40What is special about sunlight versus artificial light that plants need it?
7If the four dimensions of space and time are intertwined, why can we not rotate an object into "time" the same way we can rotate an object in 3D space?
3At an atomic level, what makes a material better at compression or tension?
24Do other animals have 'accents' like humans do?
9How much complexity can nuclear pasta phases in neutron stars support? Could one potentially have strong-force-based life in a neutron star?
2Why does halorhodopsin only activate when exposed to yellow light and channelrhodopsin with blue light?
33Has there ever been a trench deeper than the Marianas Trench in Earth's geologic history?
2Do male species having lower life expectancy than female also occur in other animal species than human?
116What is the reason for Ethiopia demographic boom in recent years?
2What makes an organism a plant-like protist over an animal like protist?
7Do Lagrange points exist for planets in elliptical orbits?
4805Is body chemistry affected by sound, in the same way that melatonin production is affected by light?
8How do liquid fueled rockets manage to stay on track during launch with fuel constantly moving around in the fuel tanks?
14Have we ever seen a stellar ignition?
3Do "aeroelastic" phenomena occur for structures submerged in liquids?
49How do earthquakes happen that are far from tectonic plates fault lines?
16Why are green aurora borealis more common than the red/ purple ones?
0Quantum tunneling real or proven or just our best estimation?
6what determines the life span of organisms?
148How does a flu vaccine lessen symptoms when you catch a flu variant that isn’t one of the variants in that seasons vaccination?
5How do satellites in space protect their electronics from all the different types of Electromagnetic waves they are exposed to?
6How much of an effect do the Sun and the Moon have on the Earth's axial precession, if any?
0If fractals are self-similar, how is "zooming in" possible?
6Why can’t we increase the wattage of chargers to make devices charge faster?
17Are there any successful attempts to create a substance that is made up entirely with antimatter particles?
5How do they catch interplanetary dust particles?
75How do astronomers know the "red shift" is coming from the Doppler effect and not from static stars producing light at a red wavelength?
4108Is there any organism that has more than one brain?
80Do NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, reduce specific areas of inflammation or do they reduce inflammation overall?
3What happens if you sleep right after having food.?
1How do bonding and anti bonding orbitals form?
2What are all the swirly patterns on Jupiter?