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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Squirrel Hibernation May Help Stroke Survivors

As winter approaches, squirrels collect nuts and bears gorge on food to gain weight. Animals of all sizes prepare for hibernation, in which they may sleep for up to seven months – something many of us would like to try....

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Climate Change: One Planet, One Chance

The global fight against climate change recently took a huge blow, when the U.S. government announced plans to relax its stance on carbon emissions. But the latest setback concerning climate change is treated with the usual indifference; why is it...

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Traversing The Space Between Galaxies

Inevitably humans – or our evolutionary descendants, whatever they choose to name themselves – will have to leave Earth to survive. We would have to settle on a different planet, in a different system, possibly in another galaxy. But the...