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Galactic fireworks

Here’s a composite image of Messier 106, known for its strange spiral arms, located 23 million light years away.<p>A composite of Messier 106 – aka NGC …

The science of fireworks explained: Chemical reactions at 1,000 feet

All across the country, Americans will wrap up their Fourth of July celebrations by watching the sky light up with fireworks. If you’re going to be one of them, you have chemistry to thank.<p>Fireworks displays have become increasingly sophisticated and spectacular, but the chemical reactions that …

How fireworks get their colors

The beautiful colors in fireworks – so good at stirring our emotions – are pure chemistry.<p>Canada Day was Saturday, July 1, 2017, and Tuesday, July 4 …

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

The truth about the potions, lotions, pills and needles, pummelling and energizing that lie beyond the realms of conventional medicine.<p>Whether you …

Molecular 'onion' could one day deliver drugs - Futurity

Scientists have created basic membrane structures, called vesicles, that self-assemble in concentric layers like those of an onion.

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Notation, notation, notation: a brief history of mathematical symbols

A few years ago friends and I were talking about the origins of written music. When the conversation turned to the origins of math symbols, I was surprised to learn that few people knew that almost all maths was written rhetorically before the 16th century, often in metered poetry. Most people …

Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. But beneath that pristine image, there's a barely visible threat, says Jennifer Caddick of the Alliance for the Great Lakes: microbeads.<p>These tiny bits of plastic, small …

The Medical and Microbiological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human activity for millennia though not everyone does so responsibly. Back in the 1800s, public health officials first took note of the issue of alcohol abuse, which was known then as intemperance. They were keenly aware there was a link between the amount of …

Medical Research

Carbon Dioxide Cannon (scientists make mistakes!)

Holey Experiment - Periodic Table of Videos

Aluminium Powder Ignites in Slow Motion - Periodic Table of Videos

I’ll Have A Stack O’ Flapjacks Please

Spread the Cute:<p><b>GET OUT!</b><p>What <i>is</i> this little dude?<p>None other than a Flapjack Octopus, now starring at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.<p>First photo as seen …

animals riding animals

Perfect shot: http://t.co/itBPQaxBDM

A lion, a tiger and a bear! These three have been friends and living together for 12 years. http://t.co/080xcCwgO3

Octopus eggs! http://t.co/iVOcOsy6It

The 3% solution

PEOPLE are living longer, which is good. But old age often brings a decline in mental faculties and many researchers are looking for ways to slow or …

Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually …

Video: Palcohol Inventor Demonstrates His Powdered Booze

Reconstituting a cocktail before your eyes<p>Since we heard about Palcohol, the infamous powdered alcohol -- and published our technique for making your own at home -- the product has come under fire. The label approval necessary for Palcohol to be sold has been suspended by the Alcohol and Tobacco …

6 Traits Humans Inherited from Monkeys

Humans didn’t evolve from modern monkeys, but if you trace the branches of our family tree far enough, you’ll realize that we share a common …

Monkeys

'Pinocchio Rex' Dinosaur Unearthed In China Confirms Theory About Tyrannosaurs

Not all tyrannosaurs had short, brutish faces like that of Tyrannosaurus rex. Palaeontologists in China have unearthed the remains of a slender, long-snouted tyrannosaur — and nicknamed it 'Pinocchio rex' for its impressive nose.<p>Earlier discoveries had hinted at tyrannosaurs with elongated snouts. …

Indian scientists discover new species of 'dancing frogs'

<b>Scientists say they have discovered 14 new species of so-called "dancing frogs" in southern Indian forests.</b><p>The frogs get their nickname from the unusual kicks males make in breeding season.<p>However, the scientists have warned that 80% of the frogs from the newly discovered species live outside …

9 Animals That Can Live Longer Than You

The average life expectancy in the United States these days is nearly 79 years. As animal species go, humans are pretty hearty, especially given all …

Why Would You Put Brominated Vegetable Oil in Soda?

So Coke and Pepsi are rushing to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their drinks in response to consumer pressure. Some of the campaigns are predictably in terms of the ingredient having non-food uses (a fire retardant) make it inappropriate to use in food. However CSPI and others point to …