By: Chand Zahid
The connection between these three is an amazing one. Sex or being in love is a natural desire which provides pleasure through releasing many chemicals in our body. Chocolate somewhat manages to do the same and for that reason we hear statements such as...
By: Rob Taylor - 336493
What would you say if I told you World War II never happened? Or that George Bush is really an alien impostor? You'd probably call me crazy; and you'd probably be right. But what if I told you mankind have never even been close to...
Helium's place in the universe and astronomical sciences
By: Paul Scanlon - 544446
Helium (chemical symbol He) is the second most common element in the universe, the most common being Hydrogen. It is important in astronomy, as it is both a product and fuel burnt within stars, and in cosmology, as primeval helium was formed in the first...
A look at the risks in using kitchen glassware for home chemistry experiments
By: Tenebris
Kitchen chemistry can be fun. The same baking soda chemical reaction that makes a cake light and fluffy can also be used to make a "working" volcano. When home chemistry leaves the realm of the edible, however, it is time to leave behind the kitchen...
By: Mo Bruce
There are a number of factors to take into account when setting out to buy a telescope. The major considerations being space, storage and cost, and who will be the main user of the telescope. It is handy to know that a telescope size is...
Differences between asteroids and comets
By: Jude Barton
Comets and asteroids are two common astronomical objects in space that are identified by astronomers. They each have different attributes and behave in certain ways. Comets: Dirty Snowballs Flying Through Space Comets originate in the outer solar system and orbit around the sun. Their orbits...
By: Leigh Goessl
Astronomers and interested amateurs often turn to the night skies in hopes of discovering something new or seeing one of the celestial wonders which make up our universe. On October 20, 2010 another anticipated space event will be occurring. This day the Earth will experience...
By: Lenna Gonya
The structure of snowflakes has always fascinated people, because, they are truly some of nature’s best works of art. We can actually create some of these jewels ourselves, right in our own home.The main ingredient in our homemade snowflake is borax, which is...
By: Lenna Gonya
Changing the colors of a fire, or causing the fire to suddenly send out sparks of gold or silver is an old trick. This trick has been used to scare people, emphasis a point, or just for fun. The secret is, that fire can easily...
Astronomy for kids: Tips for observing space from a telescope
By: Mo Bruce
Although it's tempting to get your telescope set up as soon as possible and take a look at the heavens, it's always better to do a bit of research beforehand. After all, it's way more fun to actually know what you are looking at. First...

 

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