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September 27, 2003

 

That New Carpet Smell

William Nazaroff and Glenn Morrison at the University of California at Berkeley started doing experiments on carpet samples to see what the culprit was. They found a bunch of chemicals called aldehydes that were responsible for the nasty smell.

September 27, 2003

 

Big Fido Is Watching You

That’s when you have a tiny, encased computer chip inserted under the skin of your dog or cat. Why?All sorts of information can be encoded on the chip, from the name of the animal’s owner–useful in case the animal gets lost–to information about its medical history a vet might need.

September 27, 2003

 

Zits Versus Hairy Faces

Ironically, the general covering of our bodies in hair — what we call “fur” on other animals — is at the root of our problem with acne.

September 27, 2003

 

Lose Weight Fast

Any motion takes energy to perform. And little motions like rearranging things on your desk or stretching your back, if you do them all the time, start to add up.

September 27, 2003

 

Something I Ate

While flu symptoms can include headaches, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, more often than not, flu symptoms tend to be muscle aches and sinus problems.

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