Category: Everyday Science

Everyday Science articles explain common occurrences, like what makes methanol toxic, and why the color blue is so rare in nature.

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Why Do Hot Springs Smell Bad? Hydrogen Sulfide is to Blame

Hot springs are popular throughout the world, especially in colder climates. There’s nothing like soaking your body in steaming hot water surrounded by picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. But hang on. Why is there an odor of rotten eggs coming...

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The Quantum Computer Lurking Inside Your Brain

When a particle gets small enough, it starts to behave strangely, like having the ability to be in two places at once. Protons, electrons and even whole atoms can exhibit these quantum effects and perform logic-defying acts. By studying these...

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Is it Possible For Individuals to be Born Criminal?

Did you know, back in the 19th century, you could be deemed a criminal just by having a particular body type? Imagine if you were convicted of a crime simply because you had larger ears than the person next to...