Cosmos: solving science stumpers for summer

Why is the sky blue? What actually is carbon capture and storage? Why does my vacuum cleaner make that noise? What’s the largest dinosaur yet discovered? How does bitcoin work? And could Yoda really force push Palpatine?

At Cosmos we love to answer all the questions; which is why we’re delighted to launch a project in partnership with Australian Community Media, publisher of 140 newspapers across regional and rural Australia.

Anybody can ask anything scientific and we’re up for the challenge, so please write in to us!

Previously answered by Cosmos …

What caused the 1918 “Spanish flu” to end?

What books can I give to my “mini Brian Cox” grandson?

How do scientists know how old the Earth is?

Is there gravitational attraction between matter and antimatter?

Why are plastic food containers so hard to dry and clean?

How do magnifying glasses work?

How does popping candy work?

Why are planets spheres?

Why don’t snorers wake themselves up?

How many people would fit into Australia?

Why do we binge-watch TV shows?

How did the asteroid belt form?

How does a jet engine work?

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