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July 12, 2019


The Health Effects Of Coffee And Tea

Coffee has so much more caffeine than tea that the body can absorb a lot of it quickly. Tea, on the other hand, makes the body work hard to absorb its caffeine.

June 18, 2019


Oxygen Can Exist Without Life

In their search for alien life, scientists look for gases, or combinations of gases, that should only be present if they are produced by life.

June 13, 2019


What Exactly Do Genes Do?

In the 1940s biologists George Beadle and Edward Tatum wanted to “find out what genes do by making them defective.”

May 29, 2019


Paul Ehrlich, Dyes And Drugs

In 1909 Paul Ehrlich developed the first safe and effective drug to treat syphilis in humans.

April 6, 2019


Was There An Opium Trade In The Bronze Age?

A chemical analysis of a Bronze Age jug found in Egypt might finally vindicate an old theory that jugs like it contained opium.

March 27, 2019


Ancient Vanilla Found In Israel

In the Bronze Age site of Megiddo in Israel, archeologists found traces of chemical compounds usually found in natural vanilla extract.

February 21, 2019


Fighting Aging

Scientists may have found a way to fight senescence, one of the primary factors in the aging process.

February 12, 2019


The Temperature of Rubbing Alcohol

The chemical makeup of rubbing alcohol allows it to evaporate more quickly than other liquids.

January 28, 2019


The Biology of Curls

The shape of hair follicles determines whether human hair is curly or straight.

January 2, 2019


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.

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