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The high-stakes challenge of capturing carbon dioxide

20 Mar 2017

It is clear that no longer can we continue to spew carbon dioxide recklessly into the atmosphere; and it is also clear that eventually we will run out of fossil fuels. So, how about killing two...

Why isn't the carbon dioxide from breathing a concern for global warming?

20 Mar 2017

The carbon dioxide we exhale does not contribute to global warming for the simple reason that we also take up an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide from the air, albeit indirectly. Everything we...

How did a bird’s nest kill a whole family?

20 Mar 2017

The birds had built their nest in the chimney which blocked the flow of air and resulted in a buildup of carbon monoxide when a fire was lit in the fireplace. Carbon monoxide is produced alongside...

The Ballistic Bomb

20 Mar 2017

The Ballistic Bomb is a hardened cake of chemicals that is designed to be dropped into the bath water. It produces vigorous fizzing, supposedly the cause of pleasure in the "Southern Hemisphere,"...

Climate Change

20 Mar 2017

As we sit here freezing and dreaming of southern climes, it is hard to conceive of global warming. But it is happening and the long term effects will not be pleasant. How do I know that the climate...

Why does lipstick cause beer to lose its foam?

20 Mar 2017

It just wouldn’t be the same without the foam, would it? Beer I’m talking about. You don’t want the glass to be full of it, but you certainly want enough to tickle your lips when you go bottoms up....

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