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October 1, 2014

 

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Green Potatoes

Greens are highly nutritious, and so are potato skins. But when it comes to green potato skins, stay away!

December 27, 2011

 

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Please Welcome Two New Metals: Ununquadium And Ununhexium

Have you heard about the newest metals? They have been given temporary names, Ununquadium and Ununhexium.

July 14, 2011

 

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The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.

May 24, 2011

 

cleaning a bathroom

Why Soap And Hard Water Don’t Mix

Have you had to scrub your bathtub to get rid of soap scum? Learn why soap doesn't dissolve in your water.

February 3, 2009

 

Beach with pink sand

The Biology of Sand

Many ocean-going life forms draw calcium from the water around them, and use it to secrete a hard exoskeleton, seashells for example.

April 29, 2008

 

Four speckled eggs in nest

Why Are Birds’ Eggs Speckled?

The most common hypothesis why birds' eggs are speckled is that the speckles help camouflage the eggs, making them harder for predators to see.

January 23, 2008

 

Full Skeleton Laying Down

Skeletons, They’re Not Just for Structure Anymore

Bones are not just for structural support, but are also dynamic organs, containing active living cells and with blood vessels and nerves running through them.

March 26, 2007

 

an mri image of the right side of a brain

Building a Better MRI

Many brain disorders remain untreatable. Can new MRI technology lead doctors to the solution?

June 27, 2006

 

xray

Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

September 22, 2005

 

Sweating Out Your Bones

Sweat is good. When you’re too hot, the sweat evaporating on your skin can cool your body off. Sweat also provides a good waste disposal system for your body, getting rid of toxins and other waste products as it cools you down. However, for top athletes who sweat a lot, too much of a good thing can spell trouble. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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