From sunburns to skin cancer, there are many ways the sun’s rays can hurt you. Understanding how sunscreen works can help you protect yourself properly.

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Hydroelectricity can be an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially compared to fossil fuels. But it also comes with a risk of mercury poisoning.

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It’s worth taking the time to understand the nitrogen cycle, because it has many important impacts on the planet. In particular, it helps you and many other living things get the nitrogen they need to survive.

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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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Many people suffer from chemophobia: the (irrational) fear of chemicals. They will try to avoid anything that contains chemicals and look for products labeled as “chemical free”.

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New research into oxytocin reveals a hormonal component to the relationship between dogs and humans.

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You need to consume sodium regularly in the form of table salt—sodium chloride (NaCl)—but too much salt can lead to serious health problems.

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Molybdenum is also vital to the survival of plants and animals because of how it helps carry out chemical reactions within a wide variety of organisms.

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Imagine an infection that causes you to bleed from every opening in your body - nose, ears, eyes, and even from the pores on your skin!

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