Ask An Astronaut All Your Questions About Life Aboard the Space Station

Last week, Astronaut Butch Wilmore was on the International Space Station. This afternoon, he's right here answering your questions. He and Niki Werkheiser, head of NASA's 3D printing project, can talk about 3D printers in space, life aboard the ISS, and anything else you want to know! » 3/19/15 4:00pm 3/19/15 4:00pm

Ask All Your Questions About Those Rediscovered Lost Fairytales!

Maria Tatar is the translator of the newly discovered trove of fairytales, lost for over a century, but just recently uncovered. Ask her all your questions about The Turnip Princess, the history of fairytales and folklore, and anything else you want to know! » 3/05/15 9:20am 3/05/15 9:20am

The National Zoo's Senior Curator Is Here To Answer Our Questions!

How does The National Zoo care for all the different animals under its roof? Senior curator and giant panda curator at the National Zoo, Brandie Smith, is here to take questions about the Zoo's behind-the-scene's workings, animal conservation, pandas, and anything else you've always wanted to know! » 2/12/15 9:05am 2/12/15 9:05am

What Languages Will We Speak In The Future? Ask Your Questions Now

What languages might go extinct in the future, and how can we expect the surviving ones to change? Linguist John McWhorter is here to answer our questions. » 1/30/15 9:05am 1/30/15 9:05am

Author Keller Easterling Is Here To Take Questions On Extrastatecraft

How does the infrastructure of our cities shape how we can live in them? Keller Easterling, architect and author of Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space is here to answer questions about global cities and the architecture and infrastructure that support them. » 12/18/14 9:28am 12/18/14 9:28am

Ask An Arachnologist All Your Questions About Spiders!

There are over 45,000 species of spiders. So why are some spiders venomous and some not, and just what do all those different kinds of venom do? Arachnologist and spider-venom expert Greta Binford is here to take all our questions about spiders. » 12/15/14 9:35am 12/15/14 9:35am

Ask All Your Questions About The Chemistry Of Cooking!

What happens to a turkey when you deep fry it and why does pie crust need to be kept so cold? Just in time for Thanksgiving, Guy Crosby, the science editor for America's Test Kitchen, is here to take all of our questions about what science tells us about how to prepare a meal. » 11/25/14 9:25am 11/25/14 9:25am

Cory Doctorow Is Here To Take Questions About Copyright And Creativity

What does creative success look like online today? Cory Doctorow is here to answer your questions about the state of copyright, the tangled possibilities of creative work on the internet, and just what the future might hold for them both. » 11/19/14 8:20am 11/19/14 8:20am

How Do Galaxies Form? Ask All Your Questions!

How does a galaxy evolve — and how do we know what we know about that process? James Geach is here to take all of our questions about the process and the observation of galaxy formation. » 11/12/14 10:42am 11/12/14 10:42am

Ask All Your Questions About Computer Crime And Digital Warfare

Kim Zetter is here to answer all of your questions about computer crimes and security, Stuxnet and digital warfare, online surveillance and privacy, and how living online is changing the world. » 11/10/14 8:55am 11/10/14 8:55am

What If The World's Population Was 11 Billion? Ask Your Questions Now

Our global population of 7 billion has been steadily expanding and it's only going to grow faster as the century continues. But what will a world with 11 billion people look like? Paul Hanley has a written a book on the subject and he's here to answer our questions. » 10/21/14 10:30am 10/21/14 10:30am

Ask An Entomologist Anything You Want About Mosquitoes

Mosquito bites are not just annoying, they can also spread illnesses. Public health entomologist Grayson Brown is here to take all your questions about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. » 10/15/14 8:20am 10/15/14 8:20am

Ask A Zoologist Anything You Want About Extinct Birds!

Helen James, the Curator-in-Charge of the bird collection at the National Museum of Natural History, is here to today to take our questions! Ask her whatever you want about extinct birds, bird evolution, and the secrets contained in the fossil record. » 9/17/14 8:20am 9/17/14 8:20am

Broken Monsters Author Lauren Beukes Is Here To Take Your Questions!

Lauren Beukes, the author of Broken Monsters, is here to answer our questions about her latest novel, telling supernatural stories set in modern cities, and writing about characters with rich digital lives. » 9/16/14 9:20am 9/16/14 9:20am

Ask An Expert All Your Questions About Wildfires

What do you do when a wildfire breaks out? Mark Koontz, an expert in wildland fire management for the national parks, is here to answer our questions about tracking, managing, controlling, and fighting wildfires. » 9/05/14 8:10am 9/05/14 8:10am

James Dashner Is Here To Answer Your Questions About The Maze Runner!

Author James Dashner is here to answer our questions about his Maze Runner trilogy, its forthcoming movie adaptation, and anything else you want to know! » 8/26/14 8:00am 8/26/14 8:00am

Ask A Marine Biologist All Your Questions About The Lives Of Sharks!

Biologists Lisa Natanson and Cami McCandless are here to take all our questions about sharks, their biology, their environments, and their behavior. » 8/21/14 10:05am 8/21/14 10:05am

Ask An Expert About The History Of Our Fascination With Robots!

What is it about robots that gives them such a hold on our imaginations and such a perennially prominent place in pop culture? Despina Kakoudaki is here to answer our questions about robots in fiction and why we can't seem to get enough of those stories. » 8/15/14 8:20am 8/15/14 8:20am

James Dashner Is Here To Answer Your Questions About The Maze Runner!

Author James Dashner is here to answer our questions about his Maze Runner trilogy, the forthcoming movie adaptation, and anything else you want to know! UPDATE: This Q&A has been moved to next week — please hold on to your questions for James until then! » 8/12/14 8:20am 8/12/14 8:20am

Ask An Entomologist Anything You Want About The Disappearance Of Bees

Entomologist May Berenbaum is here today to take our questions about bees, their recent decline, and what we can expect from our pollinators in the future. » 8/06/14 8:20am 8/06/14 8:20am