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August 2, 2016


microscope image of telomere caps

Living Past 100

Wouldn't you like to live past 100 years old? Science has helped improve our lifespan over the last century, but what about the future?

July 17, 2015


old turtle

Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

April 17, 2015


plant cell under microscope

Can You Recognize a Plant Cell?

Take a tour of a plant cell to help you synthesize how photosynthesis works.

November 29, 2011


Rubbing alcohol

Why Does Rubbing Alcohol Make A Good Antiseptic?

Oddly enough, a solution of 70% alcohol, that is, rubbing alcohol, is a more effective antiseptic than 100% alcohol. Another case of where more is not better.

August 27, 2009


Corn field under blue sky

Good News! Corn May Be A New Energy Source

If the government approves the Glossy 15 gene, we may be in for a drop in gas prices.

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