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When at the theatre have you ever thought how the delicious popcorn came to be in your hand? Well you are about to find out, so you can have something unique and intelligent to say to your crush after the popcorn is all gone.

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Adrian Salamunovic and Nazim Ahmed are the co-founders of DNA11, a company that creates abstract art from DNA samples. But to really understand why this art is so unique, we have to know a thing or two about DNA first.

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Tocelebrate the return of Peter Parker to theatres on the big screen, we thought we would pit him against a villain whose powers truly matched his own: a real spider!

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Henna paste, made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant, is used for making temporary tattoos. Uncrushed henna leaves do not stain the skin since lawsone molecules have not been released from the henna leaf.

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The science behind why we get Writer's Block and how to over-come it.

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Silver is actually a pretty cool element; not only is it beautiful, but it's ions are toxic to many bacteria, viruses, algae, and fungi. So, when placed directly against the skin in an open wound, it dramatically cuts down on odour and aids in healing.

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Both synthetic and natural grass have their advantages and disadvantages, so the final choice is up to you!

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Although taurine won't help you write an award winning essay, it looks like there really isn't anything wrong with ingesting it either, as long as you don't overdo it.

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You might not be the type to ponder world issues over lunch, but it just so happens that the food you're eating is quite likely at the centre of a controversy that is dividing both science and societ—Genetically Modified Foods.

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Why is was denim so good for clothing? The answer lies in the properties of cotton: Cotton is a strong vegetable fibre that absorbs water and can be both dyed and washed.

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