Did you ever wonder why heavy cream whips into soft, light peaks?
In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.
It may seem incredible that people once willingly ingested radium.
Why does eating salty popcorn or baked ham make you thirsty, sometimes a few hours after you've eaten it?
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.
It seems that bacteria can have a sweet tooth for many types of fuel. Scientists have to remain vigilant to protect pipelines from erosion.
You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?
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.
Why is it okay to bleach cotton cloth, but not wool?
If you've ever received a special shipment of meat or seafood at home, it probably arrived surrounded by blocks of dry ice. What is dry ice?