An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet.
Basic biotechnology lab experiments involving the isolation, digestion and analysis of DNA are an exciting part of the modern biology curriculum. Today’s students are eager to learn about forensic investigations, DNA forensics and other biotechnology applications. This safety note discusses safety issues associated with forensic inquiry and biotechnology experiments. Continue reading
Ivory soap . . . it’s the soap that floats. But why? discover the secret behind this floating sensation by cooking the whole bar of soap in the microwave. That’s right, a bar of Ivory soap + the microwave oven = a very cool trick! And your kitchen will smell so fresh and clean when you’re finished.
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You ever see those commercials suggesting people take a tiny dose of aspirin every day? It’s an amount so small it doesn’t really work for pain relief, yet taking low-dose aspirin is fairly common, among those at risk for heart attacks or stroke. Here’s why aspirin works in a baby-sized dose. Find us on all these places: Continue reading
How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Continue reading
The bottom of the cereal box is a disappointing place. But at least now you know why. Where do you see the Brazil Nut Effect around you? Continue reading
In DNA Interactive: Code, learn about the scientists who made the discoveries and the mistakes as the mystery of the DNA code was unraveled. This simulation may require a flash plugin.
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Canada’s Food Guide is getting its first major overhaul since 2007. The update has been in the works for years, and is set to be released in the coming months. Here’s a look at how some of the other nearly 100 countries which have food guides tackle the subject. Continue reading