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Can that hand sanitizer effectively keep your hands clean?

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Acid rain is any precipitation (rain, snow, fog, etc.) that has an unusually low pH. But, what is a low pH and why is this a problem?

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We've all seen celebrities with their perfect skin and wondered "How I can get that look?"

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Rohypnol aka the "Date Rape" drug, is an incredibly dangerous weapon in the hands of the wrong people. A look at Rohypnol's pharmacology will explain why.

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How many of you would list cough syrup amongst this list of abused drugs? Turns out that cough syrup can be as dangerous as illegal drugs when taken in large quantities, due to its main ingredient Dextromethrophan.

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The idea that we are able to sniff out a good boyfriend/girlfriend may sound a bit strange at first but it actually forms an exciting area of study within Evolutionary Psychology.

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A closer inspection of that flittering garbage on the side of roads reveals that it is mainly plastics. Cast away after only a short usage time, we have to ask ourselves whether we will ever be able to get rid of our plastic mess.

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CDs and DVDs are resistant against magnetic fields, heat, dust, small scratches, and most strong acids... So what are they made of?

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How do they get the caramel into the Caramilk bars? The real answer to the mystery isn’t quite as exotic as you might think, but it’s no less clever...

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News about biofuels is everywhere these days. More often than not, the stories are about the controversy surrounding their contribution to the increased cost of food.

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