If you’ve been watching the 2010 World Cup you’ve probably caught wind of a few controversies, most notable of which is the telecasting grief caused by South Africa’s now infamous instrument, the vuvuzela. But have you heard about the Jabulani hullabaloo?

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All scientists, including physicists, chemists and biologists, use thermodynamics in one way or another. So what's the basic concept? Thermodynamics is the study of converting energy from heat into usable energy (e.g. work).

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As the lack of sleep accumulates, there are more and more potential adverse effects: scientific studies have shown that lack of sleep is associated with the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, depression, and so on.

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"Toning shoes",the new craze, claim to tone your muscles by keeping you unbalanced and in acontinual state of (almost!) falling. So how do they work?

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While reactions to this habit vary from indifference to disgust, researchers have concluded that double dipping is actually quite gross.

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Nanotechnology involves the construction of functional materials at the molecular/atomic scale, and it overlaps a variety of disciplines including engineering, chemistry, physics and biology.

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When an oil spill occurs in the ocean, like the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, what do scientists do to clean up the toxic mess?

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Both nitric and nitrous oxide are gases, but that one little atom makes a big difference chemically!

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What could be more perfect than getting some extra vitamins in fruit-flavoured water? Well, here are a few things to ask yourself before you reach for that bottle.

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