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241 Why do I only breathe out of one nostril? 2014-09-11T14:21:18.433

157 Why are so few foods blue? 2017-02-20T09:47:07.427

134 Does DNA have the equivalent of IF-statements, WHILE loops, or function calls? How about GOTO? 2015-03-04T03:10:39.550

132 How many times did terrestrial life emerge from the ocean? 2012-02-06T22:17:15.310

114 Is there a reason why human eyesight and plants make use of the same wavelength of light? 2012-01-05T20:18:06.467

109 Do bacteria die of old age? 2014-09-08T08:01:51.637

103 Why is thymine rather than uracil used in DNA? 2011-12-16T20:57:09.470

95 Why do plants have green leaves and not red? 2012-01-03T19:11:43.617

92 Can HIV be transmitted via mosquitos? 2016-04-04T12:58:33.557

92 Are male and female brains physically different from birth? 2017-11-27T11:50:41.620

86 Does the string "...CATCAT..." appear in the DNA of Felis catus? 2016-10-09T13:07:03.403

83 Why did the process of sleep evolve in many animals? What is its evolutionary advantage? 2011-12-24T15:10:50.830

79 Are humans the only species who drink milk as adults? 2017-08-14T04:43:36.037

78 Why 20 amino acids instead of 64? 2012-01-14T20:40:33.610

75 Is there an RGB equivalent for smells? 2017-01-16T13:41:23.917

73 Death because of distilled water consumption 2012-05-13T14:10:59.407

70 How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity? 2012-01-28T13:23:11.130

70 Why is the heart not in the middle of the body? 2017-06-14T03:19:24.810

69 How could humans have interbred with Neanderthals if we're a different species? 2015-10-16T18:44:23.627

68 Why shouldn't dogs eat chocolate? 2017-06-12T11:46:05.247

67 Why do Humans not produce Vitamin C like other mammals? 2011-12-31T16:21:58.943

64 Why are there no wheeled animals? 2013-04-16T15:05:08.750

62 Do animals exhibit handedness (paw-ness?) preference? 2017-03-16T10:56:18.803

61 Is there any evidence that sexual selection may lead to extinction of species? 2011-12-19T19:46:37.027

60 Can a woman give birth to twins with different fathers? 2014-11-05T06:10:29.370

60 Why do some bad traits evolve, and good ones don't? 2015-06-26T11:53:22.683

60 What could cause a forest of bent trees? 2015-06-29T04:27:16.570

60 What is the evolutionary advantage of red-green color blindness? 2016-03-10T10:05:56.590

60 Why does it hurt the next day after doing significant exercise? 2017-06-22T08:56:31.680

59 Do ants or other insects sleep, and if so why? 2014-09-09T12:06:11.470

59 Are there organisms with fewer than 1000 neurons? 2017-03-24T07:03:12.553

58 Why do smaller mammals move intermittently? 2015-05-29T08:12:44.547

58 A new species of small bird? 2016-08-04T19:08:21.227

56 Why does evolution not make our life longer? 2014-05-02T05:33:54.220

54 How come large herbivores have such thin legs? 2017-10-10T03:52:33.000

53 Life without DNA? 2011-12-15T14:20:56.700

53 Why do the fastest runners tend to be black? 2016-09-02T13:02:00.300

51 Why do men have nipples? 2012-05-03T05:43:42.327

51 Why don't mammals have more than 4 limbs? 2014-09-30T23:32:58.287

51 What is the benefit of fever during infections? 2017-04-03T08:46:36.837

50 Can humans survive without consuming life? 2014-08-21T13:34:35.190

49 Why Does Salt Water Help Sore Throats? 2011-12-18T03:05:32.333

49 Human perception of time depending on age 2012-01-12T14:15:14.970

48 Why does cracking a joint make noise? 2014-07-22T08:02:15.937

48 Why does cutting onion cause tears?‚Äč 2017-05-17T09:28:33.913

46 What exactly are computers used for in DNA sequencing? 2012-04-18T10:25:35.060

46 What is the function of epidermal ridges on human fingers (that produce fingerprints)? 2017-03-15T02:38:24.247

45 How do cockroaches resist the effects of ionizing radiation? 2011-12-15T16:32:42.327

45 Can scientists create totally synthetic life? 2012-01-01T18:23:44.123

45 What's the maximum and minimum temperature a human can survive? 2012-01-08T19:28:36.773

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