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Why synthetic drugs are as scary as you think

Synthetic drugs such as "bath salts," "K2" or "Spice" have made unsettling headlines lately, with reports of violent, erratic behavior and deaths after people have used the substances. Why are these synthesized drugs so dangerous, ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Other
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Four nifty chemistry life hacks

We all love a life hack that makes our day a little cheaper and easier. And the neat tricks that iron out the niggles of life can come from some interesting places. There's some cool chemistry loitering in your cupboards ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Other
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What gives parmesan cheese its unique taste?

When it comes to pasta and pizza dishes, nothing beats a sprinkle of grated parmesan on top. But the flavor quality of the popular cheese can be inconsistent. Now scientists are using "molecular food engineering" to help ...

dateMar 02, 2016 in Other
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Why does stepping on a LEGO hurt so much? (video)

The sensation may be all too familiar - the intense, sharp pain in your foot caused by an unassuming LEGO® brick. Why does this tiny chunk of plastic cause so much pain? To answer this question, Reactions examines why we ...

dateMar 01, 2016 in Other
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Food scientists create healthier, diabetic-friendly bread

A team of food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully formulated a recipe for making healthier bread by adding a natural plant pigment, called anthocyanin, extracted from black rice. This ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Other
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