Have you ever wondered? We will take the mystery out of everyday life by solving conundrums that you have always pondered.
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.
Scaring the daylights out of our body clocks
You can blame our internal body clocks for any daylight savings lethargy you may feel, but sleep experts say there are ways to minimise the damage.
Six reasons behind our love of chocolate
By name and by nature, chocolate is worshipped the world over. But what is it, how is it made, and why do we love it so much? Here’s chemistry to explain.
Some newborns hit the ground running – and why others don’t
Giraffes start running with the herd the same day they are born but humans can take a year or more just to start walking. The answer is economic.
A weed by any other name
Researchers explain what makes a plant a weed in one circumstance and acceptable in another, and how introduced species are part of the solution.
Why don’t humans have tails?
Here's why humans lost their tails in the great evolutionary journey, even though animals have a wide variety of uses for them.
How sharks can help combat air turbulence
Researchers are looking to sharks for inspiration on how to make our air travel smoother, greener and more efficient.
Now we know: Why we stand in queues
Queueing is an everyday social norm, governed by unspoken rules promoting efficiency and equality – and why queue jumpers make us really angry.
Diamonds: the hard facts
Discover the science behind our favourite piece of bling: the diamond.
The science behind these big monsters
How tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons form and why climate change is reducing their number but increasing their power