83AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
256AskScience AMA Series: "I am Rhett Allain, physicist and technical consultant on Mythbusters and MacGyver. Ask me about the physics of pretty much anything!
9119When does a mushroom die? When it's picked? When it's packaged? Refrigerated? Sliced? Digested?
5717Does a Mayfly, which only lives a day, evolve fast than a human?
5Why do things like saliva or melted cheese pull into strings when you try to separate them?
121As 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?
11Are 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?
29Why 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?
23Do other animals have 'accents' like humans do?
6How 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?
32Has 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?
112What 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?
4808Is body chemistry affected by sound, in the same way that melatonin production is affected by light?
5How do liquid fueled rockets manage to stay on track during launch with fuel constantly moving around in the fuel tanks?
16Have we ever seen a stellar ignition?
3Do "aeroelastic" phenomena occur for structures submerged in liquids?
50How do earthquakes happen that are far from tectonic plates fault lines?
15Why are green aurora borealis more common than the red/ purple ones?
0Quantum tunneling real or proven or just our best estimation?
7what determines the life span of organisms?
151How does a flu vaccine lessen symptoms when you catch a flu variant that isn’t one of the variants in that seasons vaccination?
2How do satellites in space protect their electronics from all the different types of Electromagnetic waves they are exposed to?
7How much of an effect do the Sun and the Moon have on the Earth's axial precession, if any?
2If fractals are self-similar, how is "zooming in" possible?
8Why can’t we increase the wattage of chargers to make devices charge faster?
20Are there any successful attempts to create a substance that is made up entirely with antimatter particles?
2How do they catch interplanetary dust particles?
78How do astronomers know the "red shift" is coming from the Doppler effect and not from static stars producing light at a red wavelength?
4111Is there any organism that has more than one brain?
74Do 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?
4What are all the swirly patterns on Jupiter?