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Video: How pee brought you the modern world

You might not believe it, but there was a time when urine, yes urine, was prized by chemists. Pee played a part in some of the most significant discoveries in science, and it helped shape the modern world.

dateOct 05, 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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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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Video: The science behind the smell of the sea

There's nothing like the smell of salty sea air over summer vacation. But instead of frolicking on the beach, a group of chemists is researching the compounds inside that air. Sea spray aerosols (SSAs) are created with every ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Other
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Video: How does Febreze work?

Almost all of us have used some type of odor eliminator like Febreze to un-stink a room. These sprays can work wonders, but how do they actually work? Do they really remove the smell or just mask it?

dateAug 17, 2015 in Other
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