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The key to cleaning your teapot is chemistry

22 Feb 2019

Do you ever try to wash a mug only to be confronted by tea stains that just won’t budge? A little bit of chemistry may be just what you need to get your mugs back to white....

Did You Know that Colonialism is responsible for the spread of malaria?

15 Feb 2019

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a single-celled parasite that multiplies in human red blood cells as well as in the intestines of the Anopheles mosquito, the insect that transmits the...

You can catch salmonella from your pet lizards, frogs, turtles and hedgehogs

8 Feb 2019

Eleven people across eight states were infected with the bacteria Salmonella typhimurium. The cause? Their pet hedgehogs....

Did you know that some bacteria can eat cleaning products?

1 Feb 2019

Have you ever noticed the message on the front of a Lysol bottle: “Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria”?

Did you know that tigers and jaguars are attracted to the scent of Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men? 

25 Jan 2019

This surprising fact was initially discovered by researchers at the Bronx Zoo who compared twenty-three different perfumes’ abilities to attract tigers’ attention. One of the least successful was...

Did You Know: A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would cause mass ecological damage?

17 Jan 2019

President Donald Trump wants to “build a wall” between the U.S. and Mexico that, depending on your political allegiances, will either keep out dangerous undocumented immigrants or will serve little...

Mistletoe Can be Highly Toxic to Humans

20 Dec 2018

There's been a mystique around mistletoe since ancient times, probably on account of the curious way it grows. The plant is a “hemiparasite,” meaning that it can either grow in soil, or, more...

Did you know there is ink in your tea?

22 Nov 2018

Like any plant, the tea plant is composed of hundreds of different compounds. Some of the most interesting ones fall into the category of polyphenols, so called because of their molecular structure...

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