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January 18, 2013

 

cilantro close up

Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

September 25, 2012

 

bubbles floating in the air

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

July 14, 2011

 

colorfully wrapped soaps

The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

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.

May 24, 2011

 

cleaning a bathroom

Why Soap And Hard Water Don’t Mix

Have you had to scrub your bathtub to get rid of soap scum? Learn why soap doesn't dissolve in your water.

May 23, 2011

 

soapy bubbles

Soap’s Magic Ingredient

Soap has a magic ingredient that helps clean clothes and dishes.

May 2, 2007

 

A bullet travels through a yellow bar of soap.

Bacteria A Must: The Downside Of Antibacterial Soaps

It may come as a shock to learn that some skin based bacteria is actually good for you. You might want to rethink all that hand cleansing.

April 23, 2004

 

Hand Sanitizers

Do hand sanitizers work any better than soap and water? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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