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World’s first cultured hamburger

Is Lab-Grown Meat the Future?

Meat grown in laboratories could help feed the world and save animals’ lives.

People have been farming animals and eating meat for centuries, but scientists have recently found a way to grow meat in a lab without killing any animals. Could this discovery make animal farming a thing of the past? Table of Contents What is lab-grown meat? Lab-grown meat is also known as cultured meat. This meat …

Is Lab-Grown Meat the Future?

Meat grown in laboratories could help feed the world and save animals’ lives.

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The internal structure of quartz

How do Crystals Form?

Shining, sparkling crystals catch the eye, but what’s inside? How does a regular structure like crystal form in the chaos of nature?

Table of Contents What is crystal? Crystal is simply a regular, repeating arrangement of particles. These particles are known as atoms. Atoms are the fundamental units that make up everything that we see in the world! The device that you’re reading this on? Atoms! Tables and chairs? Atoms! Imagine you have a magical knife, with …

How do Crystals Form?

Shining, sparkling crystals catch the eye, but what’s inside? How does a regular structure like crystal form in the chaos of nature?

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Soap_Molecule

How Does Soap Work?

Find out the mechanism behind one of the most common household products

Table of Contents Liquid, solid or powder, all soaps work similarly Soap is so easily available nowadays that we often take it for granted. Though soap became commonly used around 1000 years ago, it took a long time for people to realize just how useful it is! Disease was mysterious for a long time. Nobody …

How Does Soap Work?

Find out the mechanism behind one of the most common household products

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Arwin Neil Baichoo

Why Does Honey Never Go Bad?

Honey, Credit: unsplash.com/Arwin Neil Baichoo Along with jewelry and wine, royal tombs in ancient Egypt also had jars of honey. They included the honey because they thought it would make their trip to the afterlife more pleasant. Even though the graves were found 3,000 years later, the honey in them was still tasty. Table of …

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Batteries come in a variety of shapes and sizes

A Fight for Power: The History of Batteries

Batteries come in various sizes, shapes, and types, from the tiny batteries inside hearing aids to massive ones connected to the grid. Batteries are designed and used for a dizzying array of tasks! With this amount of variety, even choosing the right batteries at the store can be confusing! Batteries come in a variety of …

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Young girl about to receive a vaccine in her upper arm

Types of Vaccinations

Table of Contents How do vaccines work? The immune system responds to germs by producing antibodies. Antibodies fight the germs off. They can remain after the germ leaves the body. This is why you can only catch some sicknesses once. Antibodies are specific. This means each pathogen has its own antibodies. If two viruses have …

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Cyanobacteria, the organisms responsible for complex life on earth, bloom in a lake

Photosynthesis in Bacteria

Do bacteria have photosynthesis?

Plants are great cooks! They need sunlight and water, and voilà—they produce “food” from thin air in the form of sugar. Do you know who else in nature are great cooks? Bacteria. How do these minute organisms pull off this amazing feat? Let’s head to the microbial kitchen and unravel their secrets. Table of Contents …

Photosynthesis in Bacteria

Do bacteria have photosynthesis?

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How Does Anaesthesia Work?

Anaesthesia is one of the most important discoveries in medicine and healthcare. How does it work?

Table of Contents What is anaesthesia? Anaesthesia is the use of medicines to prevent patients from feeling pain during surgeries and other medical procedures. The medicines used are known as anaesthetics. The earliest use of this method was by an Italian doctor, Theodoric of Lucca, who used opium and other plant chemicals to prevent pain …

How Does Anaesthesia Work?

Anaesthesia is one of the most important discoveries in medicine and healthcare. How does it work?

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