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The Mystery of Maya Blue Finally Solved

20 Mar 2017

Maya Blue, a vibrant light blue colour, characterizes the civilisation that flourished across Mesoamerica between the 3rd and 10th century. The pigment was used to decorate pottery, murals and...

GMOs and Omega-3 Fats

20 Mar 2017

Mention genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and watch the brows wrinkle. People just don’t want the genes in their meals modified, even if they are not quite sure what genes are. Better just...

Noisy Chip Bags

20 Mar 2017

In 2010 Frito-Lay introduced a 100% compostable bag for its SunChips with great fanfare only to yank it off the market a scant eighteen months later.  Why?  Believe it or not, the bags were too...

Alloxan: bleaching agent?

20 Mar 2017

Listen to the following remarkable commentary I came across on the web. Here goes: “I was just utterly shocked to have recently discovered another FDA first degree murder! When I studied chemistry...

Penis Enhancement and "Smiling Bob"

20 Mar 2017

Here is a formula for separating fools from their money. Find a condition that doesn’t pose a serious threat to health, but causes enough concern for people to want to invest in a solution. Propose...

What is "meat glue"?

20 Mar 2017

So what exactly is this “meat glue?” Rest assured that no horses were condemned to the glue factory to produce it. What we’re talking about is an enzyme called transglutaminase that allows a...

Self-Cleaning Toilets and Self-Cleaning Clothes

20 Mar 2017

Nobody looks forward to cleaning toilets. And maybe in the future you won’t have to. That may be one of the benefits of nanotechnology, a burgeoning field of science that everyone is talking about....


20 Mar 2017

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. The ultimate natural recycling process. Bury a body and after a while only the skeleton remains. What has happened to the rest? Well, the flesh served as a feast for a...

Sun Protection Products

20 Mar 2017

When it comes to health matters, scientists rarely make statements that do not begin with “may.” But here is one. Excessive exposure to sunlight causes skin cancer! There’s no “may” about it....


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