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Safety and Chemistry of the Self-Cleaning Oven

While the self-cleaning function of modern ovens can save you a heavy scrubbing, the risk from being exposed to hazardous fumes remains unknown

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Can Bitter Melon Treat Type 2 Diabetes?

It’s easy to see why alternative treatments for type 2 diabetes are attractive to those suffering. But can bitter melon actually help, or is it just lowering your bank balance and not your blood sugar?

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How are mirrors made nowadays?

In the late 1800s, the Battle Creek Sanitarium was unquestionably the place to be for people who needed to be cured of diseases they never had. Dr. Kellogg, who ran "The San" was convinced that virtually all illnesses originated in the bowels and that to be cured, they had to be cleansed.

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NASA owes their success to a dog named Laika

Sputnik 1 was the first satellite to orbit the Earth, but Sputnik 2 (or more appropriately Muttnik) was the first satellite to reach orbit with a creature aboard.

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