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Fire Up That Barbecue!

20 Jul 2022

The word “barbecue” derives from the ancient Caribbean tradition of supporting food over a fire with a scaffolding made from green wood which in Spanish was called "barbacoa." The technique itself...

What Makes the Perfect Polish?

13 Jul 2022

I got my nails done for my convocation ceremony. My friends and I were greeted with a number of options: basic, shellac, acrylic… not to mention the selection of colours we had to choose from as...

The Gold Plating on the James Webb Space Telescope is Much Thinner than Human Hair

12 Jul 2022

The date is December 25th, 2021. You may have been ripping open gifts, putting the turkey in the oven, or spending time with your family. But in Kourou, French Guiana, the James Webb Space...

What does SPF in Sunscreen really mean?

23 Jun 2022

With all the options out there, choosing the right product can be difficult. Stores are packed with many options, branded with anything from “Ultra-Sport” to “Hydrating”, but each and every label...

Could climbing chalk protect you from more than rips?

16 Jun 2022

If you have ever written anything on a chalkboard, you know the powdery feeling left on your hands after holding a piece of chalk. While that residue may feel annoying when you try to go on with...

Are Cat Breeders Sexist?

16 Jun 2022

Black, white, and orange – the signature colours of a calico cat. Subtract the white and you’ve got tortoise shell colouring. But there is gender colour discrimination at play: calico and tortoise...

Plastic, You Say?

15 Jun 2022

In 1862, over 6 million visitors flocked to the “Great London Exposition” where they were astounded by the electric telegraph, watched an early refrigerator make ice, gawked at Charles Babbage’s ...


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