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On this day in science history: Sakurai's Object was discovered

In 1996, a bright “new” star was discovered in Sagittarius
by Japanese amateur astronomer Yukio Sakurai. It was found not to be a usual
nova, but instead was a star going through a dramatic evolutionary state, 496 more words

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Solutions for Life's Everyday Problems

If you’re looking for better and safer ways of solving some of life’s everyday problems, the solution is no further away than your garden or veggie drawer in the fridge. 502 more words

Dwarf star 200 light years away contains life's building blocks

Many scientists believe the Earth was dry when it first formed, and that the building blocks for life on our planet – carbon, nitrogen and water – appeared only later as a result of collisions with other objects in our solar system that had those elements. 847 more words

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What makes popcorn pop? The chemistry of popcorn

We’ve all scoffed it in the cinema, but have you thought about the chemistry behind it? Take a look at the graphic below to find out more about the compounds that give popcorn its flavour and aroma, as well as what makes it pop! 461 more words

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Heart Health Guide: Tips for a Happy, Healthy Heart

The month of February is American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in the United States. However, there is good news, most cases of heart disease are preventable. 973 more words

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