Category: Everyday Science

Articles that question the science behind everyday phenomena, such as ‘what makes methanol toxic?’ and ‘why are organic compounds usually white?’

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Quantum Mechanics and You

Why should anyone bother learning quantum theory? Quantum effects only take effect at tiny scales, after all. Life would be fine and dandy if we stuck to just the classical laws of physics. But to do so would be depriving...

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A New Hypothesis for the Increased Rates of Autism Worldwide

We observe a steady increase in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) mainly in developed countries, where stressors like famine, pollution, stress and chronic inflammation are at their lowest levels in recorded history. Specifically, current conditions for humans in developed countries have...

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Which Artificial Sweetener is the Safest?

Since their introduction as sugar substitutes in various food and drinks, artificial sweeteners like acesulfame K have been accepted as the ‘healthier’ option. Many sugar-free options exist today, helping us lead healthier lives. However, many don’t believe that they really...