Category: Chemistry

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Legend of Tea : How It Came To Be

What is the most consumed beverage on our planet, after water? If you guessed tea, you’d win!

Tea’s origins date to prehistory, a time shrouded in legend and myth.

Science Up Your Coffee

Science Up Your Coffee For A Perfect Cup

Want a sublime cup of coffee? I know the secret. I’m not one of those people who refuses to share recipes and tricks.

I’ll show you how with one simple step.

Louie loves STEM at home activities

Science At Home: Candle Trick and Fire!

If you want to impress your kids, grandkids, significant other, neighbor or your dog, I’ve got a few cool tricks you can show them! No advanced degrees needed.

Puppy Dog Eyes

Does your dog have big, soulful eyes? There’s a reason why!

Fireworks

How Do Fireworks Work? With STEM!

I love fireworks! Ever wonder how they work? With chemical compounds! Let’s look into why they glow in different colors.

The Quest for Blue

I love the color blue! It’s not found as often naturally as I’d like. Someone’s probably written a doctoral thesis on the topic, but it seems that evolution favors other colors.

mice infrared vision

Mice with Infrared Vision…will humans be next?

Our world is full of beautiful colors, so it’s easy to forget that the spectrum of light visible to humans is a teeny sliver of what’s out there in the universe. But wouldn’t it be fantastic to see in the dark? Scientists have done that, with mice!

Super Glue

Why Does Glue Stick?

Why does glue stick? Or Sue against Glue After staring at the ugly wallpaper in our all-purpose study/computer room for too long to admit, I decided it had to come down. The stuff, however, was stuck and I mean stuck. It became Sue against Glue. Clearly, I needed an ally.

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