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Processed Foods Have Many Faces

17 May 2024

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Methylene Chloride Can Strip Paint but Can Also Strip Years Off Your Life

15 May 2024

The culprit in this heinous crime was methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, a liquid that easily evaporates and can be readily inhaled. Even minimal inhalation can cause light...

Your Earwax and Sweat Have Something Smelly in Common

10 May 2024

Did you know that there are two types of earwax and that, depending on where you are from, you have one or the other?

The Truth About Truth Serum

3 May 2024

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Why Do Kids Get Cancer?

26 Apr 2024

I attended a seminar many years ago given by a Ph.D. student who had spent years working on a particular type of childhood cancer. During the question-and-answer period, I raised my hand. I wanted...

Passover Stories Can Ignite Science

18 Apr 2024

 “Moses looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” That passage from Exodus is one of the most famous ones in the entire Bible! After all, it was from that...

Acetone, Horse Chestnuts and the Weizmann Institute

10 Apr 2024

There were no video games. There was no Internet. TV had not yet been invented. So in the early 1900s, British children played “conkers.” This is perhaps best described as an early form of ...

Infatuated With Chemistry

3 Apr 2024

The fact that virtually everything in our life, be it digesting our food, using medications to treat disease, producing the clothes we wear, and even the grinding of our mental gears can be...


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