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Ice is a beautiful thing, especially when you're playing hockey on it!

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The Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes. It has also been linked to birth defects, especially microcephaly. But how do you get from a mosquito bite to microcephaly?

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Peeing might seem like an ordinary act. But the way your body produces urine and what your urine says about your health are pretty extraordinary!

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You may already know that too much alcohol can eventually destroy your liver. But alcohol can also affect another important organ: the pancreas.

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Athletes who use banned drugs get a unfair advantage. But how do officials know which athletes are cheating and which ones are “clean”? With chemistry, of course!

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Has your fresh juicy apple been replaced by an unsightly brown fruit? A special compound called polyphenol oxidase (PPO) is behind the transformation.

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Anthrax is one of the most common weapons used in biological attacks. Anthrax spores can be transported and spread under conditions that would kill other biological agents.

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Some species have a bigger impact on their ecosystem than others. These keystone species include predators, prey, plants, and ecosystem engineers.

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Most people depend on sight more than any other sense to interact with the world. But millions of people worldwide are either blind or have impaired vision. Fortunately, modern medicine is finding ways to improve and even restore sight!

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Animal agriculture is a big source of methane emissions. That’s right—this powerful greenhouse gas is being produced by cows!

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