• Question: What is your favourite scientific question?

    Asked by Caoimhe28xx to Nitheen, James, George, Francesca, Ahmed on 18 Nov 2014.
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      Francesca Paradisi answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Hi! This is a very difficult one to answer, there are a lot! In general so far I like questions about what I like about science and how I became a scientist. More scientifically, I love when i’m asked what my research is about and trying to explain it in simple terms.

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      James Sullivan answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      Hi Caoimhe – that’s an interesting one –

      Why did that happen? is a good general one when you’re looking at unusual data.

      Or – how do they do that? when trying to do something like mimic a biological process such as photosynthesis

      or – why did they do that? when trying to understand the behavior of a collection of subjects

      are all good ones I think.

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      Ahmed Osman answered on 18 Nov 2014:

      I like your question very much
      My favourite question is
      can you explain this phenomena using science?
      as I believe that our life is science from the time you wake up at morning to the time you go to the bed at nigh

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      George Dowson answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      It’s hard to answer this one!

      I think my favourite would be “how does this reaction work?” Two reasons, it’s the basis for a great set of experiments which will tell us something new about the chemistry involved. Secondly it means you already have a discovery worth investigating! 😉