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?
Have you had to scrub your bathtub to get rid of soap scum? Learn why soap doesn't dissolve in your water.
Soap has a magic ingredient that helps clean clothes and dishes.
Check any package of bacon, hotdogs, or cold cuts and chances are you'll find nitrites listed among the ingredients.
During the middle ages the invention of gunpowder had the unlikely result of providing a new way of preserving meat.