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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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...

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Do Plants Feel Pain?

Plants are scientific enigmas; they are all around us, and yet we barely take notice of their existence. We know relatively little about how they respond to their environments because, well, it’s not like they can interact with us directly....