Have you ever wondered? We will take the mystery out of everyday life by solving conundrums that you have always pondered.
Waiting for the Tiger mosquito
It maybe just a matter of time before the tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, arrives on mainland Australia bringing tropical diseases south.
Why we show the whites of our eyes
Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.
Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees
Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.
Are there more bald men than women?
Why do men go bald and women don’t? The answer? Women do go bald but are better able to camouflage it. Men are prone to bald patches but women’s hair thins.
Does a wet nose mean a healthy dog?
A dog's wet nose means it's healthy, right? It’s a well-worn adage that drives thousands of visits to the vet, so let’s unwrap the fact from the fiction.
How energy is hidden in colours
There is a reason roses are red, and we can use this knowledge to create super-efficient, flexible and printable solar panels to power a renewable future
Why smells trigger your memories
Smell is very powerful at evoking memories, and while we don't know why it may be because we aren't good at it so that when we do pick a smell, we don't forget.
How sunflowers track the sun
An internal clock drives the daily dance of these plants, even though their movement was once put down to a mythological Greek love story.
Why boys are blue and girls are pink
Ever wondered why pink represents girls and boys generally identify with the colour blue? Centuries ago it was a very different story.
Forcing your hand: Why we are made to vote
The real secret to how and why Australia adopted compulsory voting was simplicity. In 1924, after years of debate, simply no-one was opposed to the idea.