Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?
You go to the library and check out an old book. When opening the book, you notice the pages are yellow and falling apart. Why is this happening?
How does cellulose turn into paper? What chemistry is occurring?
Why do arms sometimes fall asleep and why do they start to tingle?
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Split ends are a common enough hair complaint, but do you know what precisely is splitting, and how, and why? In order to answer these questions and more, a quick hair anatomy lesson. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Why does "Ouch!" always follow the "Hey"? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Today’s Moment of Science unravels the parts of metabolism. But first, what is metabolism really? Statements like “he can eat a lot because he has a fast metabolism” are somewhat misleading. Metabolism isn’t about the digestion of food in your stomach; it’s the name given to all of the chemical changes that occur in an [...]
The thing is that hair is a lot tougher than skin. So the same chemicals that destroy the hair can also cause serious skin irritation–and possibly even chemical burns–if left on too long.