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December 20, 2012

 

A paper cut on fingertip

Paper Cuts, Why So Painful?

Why does a paper cut hurt so much more than a cut with a razor blade?

December 16, 2010

 

Old books that are falling apart

Why Do Some Old Books Turn Yellow And Fall Apart?

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?

December 15, 2010

 

Homemade paper drying

The Chemical Process Of Cellulose To Paper

How does cellulose turn into paper? What chemistry is occurring?

August 21, 2009

 

A man's veiny arm

When Your Arm Falls Off

Why do arms sometimes fall asleep and why do they start to tingle?

January 9, 2007

 

a napkin holder on a green tablecloth

The High-tech Napkin

Find out how scientists take a simple concept like a napkin and apply it to cutting edge technology!

February 8, 2006

 

bucky_ball

Buckypaper

What's six times lighter than steel but up to 250 times stronger?

June 23, 2005

 

Split Ends

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.

May 24, 2004

 

Hey! and then…Ouch!

Why does "Ouch!" always follow the "Hey"? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

An Alternative to Shaving?

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.

September 27, 2003

 

Vitamin C and Collagen

Vitamin C does a lot of good things for the body. It prevents diseases like scurvy, can lower the risk of certain forms of heart disease, and it is beneficial to people with anemia and iron deficiency.

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