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Is there a difference between real snow and "artificial snow"?

17 Feb 2022

Snow-making machines actually make tiny beads of ice, each one about one ten-thousandth of an inch in diameter. Water is sprayed from a hose together with compressed air. The air is needed because...

Sweating Out the Hype Over the Finnish Sauna

4 Dec 2021

What are children introduced to, on average, at the age of four and a half months? Your answer will vary depending on where you are from. In Finland, the answer is the sauna.

Why does plastic stay wet in the dishwasher whereas glass comes out dry?

12 Nov 2021

Obviously, the rate of evaporation depends on the temperature. Put a drop of water in a hot frying pan and it will sizzle and change into a vapour almost immediately. Place that drop on your...

I am a woman. Why am I always so cold?

10 Mar 2021

I am always cold. I’ve had this problem ever since I was a child, when I’d sneak into the living room in the winter and turn up the thermostat while my parents weren’t looking. When I still worked...

Breast Thermography: From Its Montreal Cradle to Crowdfunding Platforms

22 Mar 2019

Medical students in Michigan want to help screen women in rural India for breast cancer and are trying to raise $12,000 to buy a portable breast thermography device. Donna in Ohio wants to raise ...

Science Can Help Us Make Better Pizza and Better Roasted Potatoes

15 Mar 2019

Students from the Edge Hotel School have brought us some starchy math that can improve the quality of roasted potatoes the world over....

Heat Wave Fury

19 Jul 2018

Like all warm-blooded mammals, we humans need to get rid of the heat we generate with every chemical reaction in our bodies. Most animals, like dogs, get rid of heat by panting. Panting is actually...

Does food cooked in the microwave lose its' nutritional value?

20 Mar 2017

A resounding “not true!” First of all, all food is dead, unless you graze on grass or take a bite out of a living cow, neither of which is advisable. As far as nutrition goes, microwave cooking is...

A "Short" Solution to Shedding the Pounds

20 Mar 2017

I had friends in University that wrestled. And I never really got it.  The jousting, the hold-‘em-down-till-they’re-finished-mentality. And the outfits. I won’t even get started on that one. But...

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