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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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Why does coffee make you... 'go'?

It's Monday, and most of us need to reach for a cup of joe to get through the day. But with that dose of pep also comes the chance that you'll have to make an extended trip to the bathroom. In this Reactions video we explain ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Other
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Video: Keeping cool without killing the planet

We've had the delightful benefits of air conditioning and refrigeration for more than a hundred years now. In the early days, dangerous chemicals were used as refrigerants. Eventually, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were developed.

dateJun 11, 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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