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Top Ten Unanswered Science Questions
Top Ten Unanswered Science Questions

Top Ten Unanswered Science Questions

Are we scientifically advanced enough? Here in this article we will learn about Top 10 scientific questions which modern science still can’t answer (till now).

There are some profound questions that brightest of minds could not answer. These are difficult and intriguing open scientific questions that include fundamental mysteries in nature. If unlocked these secrets are going to change many theories in the science. It is also going to change the way we perceive the universe and life that exist in it and more so over it will be the greatest leaps in history of science. This article presents to you top ten unanswered science questions which may interest and amuse you.

Top 10 Unanswered Science Questions

10. What is the universe made of?

What is the universe made of?

What is the universe made of?

It is an embarrassing fact that our scientists do not know what 95% of our universe is made up of. Everything that we see around us is made up of Atoms and barely accounts for 5% of the universe. In last 80 years the scientists have barely able to conclude that the remainder comprises of some dark matter and dark energy. The former was discovered in 1933 and it acts as invisible glue that binds and holds the galaxies and galaxies cluster together. The later was found in 1998 and it was observed that it is accelerating the universe expansion with tremendous speed.

9. How did life begin?

How did life begin?

How did life begin?

No one has an answer for it. Biology says billions of years ago some simple chemicals got together and made the first molecule self-sufficient to replicate itself. We humans are somehow linked by evolution to those early biological molecules. But the question still remains at large that how did those basic chemicals present on the early Earth. More so ever what prompted them to spontaneously arrange themselves to resemble life? Stanley Miller a chemist proposed his theory of soup; this still isn’t enough to get us convinced about what happened. There are many theories out there but practically no answers.

8. Are we alone in the universe?

Are we alone in the universe?

Are we alone in the universe?

May be not! Astronomers have been working out hard to find the answers by hunting places in the universe where there are traces of water. Astronomers have looked at Europa, Mars and planets placed many light years away in a hope that they may find an instance where water might have given rise to life. The next few decades are anticipated to be an exciting time to be an alien hunter with up to 60 billion planets in our Milky Way alone.

7. What is consciousness?

What is consciousness?

What is consciousness?

Science has no clear answer for this. Scientists do not know whether it has to do with the different regions in the brain networked to gather or a single part of the brain. Science communities think that if they can figure this out it will help them understand how consciousness emerges. However the hardest question is why anything should be conscious. A good suggestion is that by integration and processing of information and reacting to the information provided by the sensory inputs our consciousness helps us to distinguishes between what’s real and what’s not and based on this processed information we are given the ability to adapt an survive.

6. Why do we dream?

Why do we dream?

Why do we dream?

We spend one-third of your life dreaming or say while sleeping. Though we spend so much time sleeping, our scientist community hardly knows anything substantially about it. They are still looking out for explanation for why do we sleep and dream. Advance studies in brain imaging conducted over animals suggest more complex understanding such as dreaming plays an important role in memory, learning and emotions.

5. Are there other universes?

Are there other universes?

Are there other universes?

Upfront answer would be: it is very unlikely. Since by changing some of the setting only slightly the life on Earth could become impossible. Given a fact there are 60 billion planets out there and each would be existing in its own unique setting, may be somewhere some planet exist with setting just optimum for life to sustain. The idea sound crazy, but cosmology and quantum physics have the evidence that points in that direction.

4. Where do we put all the carbon?

Where do we put all the carbon?

Where do we put all the carbon?

Yes, it’s at the 4th position of top unanswered science questions. Far past many hundreds of years we have been filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide by burning the fossil fuels that so far had locked the away below the earth surface. Now we got to put all the carbon back or else we risk the consequences of a warming climate. But no one knows how to do it.

3. What’s so weird about prime numbers?

Whats so weird about prime numbers?

Whats so weird about prime numbers?

These are the digits that can only be divided by themselves or one. It is this fact of prime numbers that makes it useful in securing internet and thereby helps you transact online securely. They are the heart beat of internet e-commerce. The prime numbers are used to construct keys capable of locking you’re sensitive information from hackers. Besides their importance in securing our lives online they still remain an enigma. Their tantalizing patterns have attracted brightest minds in mathematics for over centuries now and no one has been successful in taming its weirdness. Yet if someone get to tame it, it’s just going to break the internet.

2. What’s at the bottom of the ocean?

Whats at the bottom of the ocean?

Whats at the bottom of the ocean?

95 percent of our oceans remain un-explored. No one knows what lies there. Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard went seven miles down in the year 1960, the deepest part of the ocean to find the answer. Their voyage turned out to be just the beginning of the human endeavor and provided them the glimpse of the life at the sea floor. It is very difficult to reach the bottom of the ocean and hence most of the time the explorers have to resort to sending unmanned vehicles with cameras.

1. What’s at the bottom of a black hole?

Whats at the bottom of a black hole?

Whats at the bottom of a black hole?

At the 1st of all top unanswered science questions we have the something related Black Hole. Our science has yet not evolved enough to provide the tool to find the answer for this question. Einstein’s theory on general relativity says that when black hole is created by a dying and collapsing star, it continues to shrink into itself, till it forms an infinite small, infinite dense point referred to as singularity. But that’s just the glimpse of the larger picture and its now only in the hands of the time to tell us exactly what lies at the bottom of the black hole.

There are several other unanswered science questions, above are the most discussed one which modern science is still unable to find an answer. Aren’t these 10 unanswered science questions just amazing? Then Share it in Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Have a good day!

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  1. 10. Waves of energy

    cheers

    Akos

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