262AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
623AskScience AMA Series: IAmA restoration ecologist focused on restoring oysters to the NY Harbor in New York City. AMA!
4231How does sunscreen stop you from getting burnt?
18Why does sunburnt skin feel hot to the touch?
2879How are drugs like antidepressants (who’s effects aren’t immediately apparent) developed?
8What factors affect the orbit of our sun around the galaxy?
12Why do images on a monitor become negtive when viewed from a certain angle?
5How were the subduction zones discovered and observed?
7How far in advance can we predict a major tectonic event?
7Why doesn't concentration affect the rate constant?
8How does a catalyst affect activation energy?
1When you shake up a carbonated drink, where does the pressure go once it’s ‘settled’?
11Why does the space shuttle's transonic transition end so abruptly (see linked video)?
5509In the last 5-10 years, there’s been tremendous efforts made by many of the first world countries to curb carbon emissions. Have we made a dent?
12Why does the United States generally have a colder climate than most of Western Europe despite being at the same lattitude, and some parts even being further south?
2In beta decay is the neutrino always in the subatomic particle or is it created from nuclear energy when it is released?
1How do we tell a river from a tributary of a river?
33How do spacewalking astronauts get rid of body heat and CO2 they generate?
8Do bees have spatial memory when foraging for food?
2How does the photon detector really work in Young’s experiment?
3How often do collisions in LEO happen?
1Are miniature Krypton and Xenon "glow bulbs" possible?
7Why do people start to shrink once they get past a certain age?
3129Why doesn't microwave energy escape through the holes in the screen of a microwave oven?
17How does the mind make up a physical feeling you've never experienced before while dreaming? For example, a virgin having a wet dream or having a foot amputated?
11How do we know the composition of Earth's core?
0How long do microwaves stay active once it beeps?
5Suppose in an X speaking country, a child is raised by 2 parents; one speaks Y language around them, the other speaks Z language. What's the science behind this kid learning to differentiate all three languages and eventually being able to speak all 3, as opposed to if they were only exposed to 1?
29Why does alcohol kill bacteria?
20Why is the output power greater than the input power for a microwave?
3Is chemical rocket exhaust usually a plasma?
6Why do 3 polarising filters, at certain angles, allow some light through when two are at right-angles?
3Why don't lakes with streams flowing into other lakes eventually completely drain into the other lake?
9Why do car wheels look like they're rolling backward when moving fast?
5How do plants react to opiates? If I were to, say, use fentanyl as fertilizer, would the plant die? And what about other popular types of drugs, such as coke?
6When can you consoder a organism dead?
11Does hydraulic fracturing contribute to increased seismic activity(earthquakes) and how likely is it for the mix of chemicals+water ,that are used to displace the shale, to contaminate wells and body’s of water?
5Does everything rotate in space? If so, why?
11Do animals have a really good sense of time or is it confirmation bias by humans?
3Are there animals whose evolutionary lineage we are unsure of?
2Why does peak expiratory flow reach its peak around 30-35?
11What is the difference between an imaginary friend and a hallucination? What about Tulpas?