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How olive oil is processed

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. Archeological evidence shows that olive oil was produced as early as 4000 BC. Besides food, olive oil was used historically for medicine, lamp fuel, soap, and skin care.

dateMay 15, 2015 in Other
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Video: This town has been on fire for 50 years

In 1962, an underground fire started in the coal-mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Fifty-three years later, that fire still burns. In this week's episode of Reactions, we explain the history and science behind the Centralia ...

dateJul 07, 2015 in Other
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Video: The chemistry of gender transitions

With Caitlyn Jenner's recent transition in the news, more attention is being paid to the transgender community. A big part of gender transition is hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

dateJun 08, 2015 in Other
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Video: Chemistry of tattoos

If you don't have a tattoo, you probably at least know someone who does—but what's the chemistry behind tattoos?

dateJul 28, 2015 in Other
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X-ray scanning to guarantee meat tenderness

Have you ever bought an expensive steak for your evening meal only to be annoyed to find out that you're chewing on stubborn gristle? Worry no more – change is just around the corner.

dateJun 02, 2015 in Other
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Video: Is aspartame safe?

It's been around for decades and it's probably in your diet soda - for a little while longer anyway. PepsiCo announced recently it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from its Diet Pepsi products in the U.S. starting ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Other
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