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The truth behind "beer before liquor"

6 Jun 2019

Have you ever heard the saying "beer before liquor never been sicker"? Or “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear”? What about “grape or grain but never the twain”? Well, it turns out that there...

Why does an orange taste so horrible after brushing my teeth?

6 Jun 2019

If you have ever taken a good look at the back of a tube of toothpaste during those long two minutes of recommended brushing time, you may have noticed sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium...

The power of suggestion can play a role in Aromatherapy

31 May 2019

Aromatherapy is based on the contention that specific fragrances can have different psychological and physiological effects. Lavender oil is said to be relaxing, while neroli, a scent extracted...

Your Pet Cat May Be a Bit More Dangerous Than You Think

17 May 2019

Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an infection resulting from a scratch or bite of a cat (or, in rarer cases, dogs or other animals). It is not the same thing as Cat Scratch Fever, an album by Ted...

Lead Bullets Can Harm in More Ways Than One

10 May 2019

It’s probably not news to anyone reading this that lead exposure is dangerous, but when most of us think of routes to lead exposure we think of leaded gasoline, paints, drinking water or pencils ...

Leafcutter Ants are Farmers Who Grow Fungi

2 May 2019

Leafcutter ants can strip as much as 17% of the leaf biomass from plants in their ecosystem and can clear entire trees in under a day. Next to ours, leafcutter ant society is the most complex...

You can determine the colour of an egg a chicken lays by looking at it's earlobe

18 Apr 2019

Yes, that's right. Chickens do have ears although they are hidden by the feathers on the side of the head. But when the feathers are pushed aside, the openings that serve as ears appear. There is...

Dentists can treat cavities without using a drill

12 Apr 2019

What if your dentist could apply a gel to your cavities (or dental caries) that would soften necrotic tissue but leave your healthy dentin alone, allowing the affected tooth tissue to simply be...

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