Britons interested in aliens poser
"Do aliens exist?" is the scientific question that Britons most want an answer to, a survey has suggested.
"Will a cure for cancer ever be found?" and "Does God exist?" are also high on the agenda, the poll suggests.
The poll of 2,000 Britons was carried out to mark the launch of new programme Science Month on TV channel Eden.
The top five scientific questions were: are we alone in the universe? - 54%; will there ever be a cure for cancer? - 46%; does God exist? - 39%; how big is space? - 33%, and how and where did life start on earth? - 30%.
These were followed by is time travel possible? - 29%; will we ever colonise space? - 27%; what will replace oil and when? - 27%; how will the universe end? - 24%, and how long can the human lifespan be extended? - 20%.