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How Chemicals Affect Us

20 Mar 2017

A recent New York Times article featured the headline “How Chemicals Affect Us.” Even before reading a single word, I was pretty sure the columnist was not going to discuss how antibiotics cure...

Pomegranate Frenzy

20 Mar 2017

Get set for a pomegranate frenzy. That’s because a couple of studies have suggested the fruit may have a role in treating breast cancer and in lowering the risk of heart disease. By the time the...

Food Trumps Pills When It Comes to Calcium for Bones

20 Mar 2017

One of the main things that postmenopausal women have to watch out for is osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weakened bones that can fracture easily. Contrary to common belief, bones are...

The JUPITER Statin Trial

20 Mar 2017

Usually the words “breakthrough” and “blockbuster: are reserved for tabloid headlines. But not always. Dr. Steven Nissen of the famous Cleveland Clinic used then to describe a study published in...

The Chemistry of Tom Yum Soup

20 Mar 2017

If you like Tom Yum Gung soup, a Thai cuisine favourite, you probably enjoy the flavor and aroma of lemongrass. It’s a stalky plant with a lemony odour, widely used in Asian dishes. Much of the...

Can Beta Blockers Help with Stage Fright?

20 Mar 2017

Stage fright has nothing to do with talent. Barbara Streisand, for example, is loaded with talent and yet fears appearing on stage. Some people just don’t like the focus that the stage or podium...

Do men's and women's armpits smell differently?

20 Mar 2017

If you’re into cheese scents, you’ll find them in a male armpit, but if onion or grapefruit aromas are more your thing, then you’re more likely to find it armpit of a perspiring woman.Yes, men and...

Green Synthesis of Succinic Acid

20 Mar 2017

Go to any chemistry conference these days and you’ll find multiple sessions on green chemistry. They won’t be talking about making green paints or growing plants. Actually that isn’t true. They may...

Why is milk white and not green like grass?

20 Mar 2017

Questions about milk are always interesting because, after all, it is our first food. Milk is meant to be the only sustaining food during early life and therefore it must contain all the required...


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