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from Portland, Oregon
How are sand dollars bleached white? Is it by the sun or the sea?
from St.john's, NL
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from Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Hi, I was just wondering, I wanted to get into the whole biology scheme of things when I get older...
from New Delhi, India
What will happen if we use petrol in a diesel engine or vice versa?
from Toronto, Ontario
Is there a difference between total recall and a photographic memory?
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How much energy in joules will be produced from an exploding mini black hole that is 10 micrograms...
from New York
Is it true that the moon moves away from the earth a few centimeters each year? Also do satellites...
There has been much mention of antimatter, such as antineutrinos. I was wondering what exactly...
I imagine there must be a gene for lactose tolerance in mammals and humans? They have to have it,...
from Wellington NZ
I saw you answer to the composition of banana peels, but I would really like to know what chemical...
When a nuclear particle radiates either an Alpha, Beta or Gamma praticle can that process be...
Can you tell me about enhancing mental performance and cognitive abilities through brain nutrition...
There is this question in my physics book asking me to check out the ways plants wrap themselves...
Could you please tell me what is inertia? Will it bring us more good than bad in our life? Will you...
from Ottawa, Ontario
I was just wondering what the ratio is between male and female scientists?
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from London, England
I've often wondered about this. It's kind of complicated, so bear with me... If a person suddenly...
How is aspartame synthesized (theoretically and within industrial processes)?
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What type of salt melts ice the quickest?
from Pittsburgh, PA
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Is it possible for the air that we breathe to either run out or deteriorate to such an extent that...
from San Diego
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Since a plane's wing is designed to fly right side up, how does a plane stay up in the air when it...
Why is the sky blue?
What's smaller, a quark or a neutrino?
What are the components of a fever strip and the chemical principles behind it?
For some reason, it is common knowledge in this community that when subjected to cold, hot water...
from Fredericton, NB
What is the chemical in banana that causes drowsiness?
Given that the Earth's magnetosphere is what protects us and all life on Earth from the deadly...
Joan & Colleen
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I have had some alkaline batteries (AAA, and AA) that have leaked. These batteries were in a TV...
Why doesn't a person lose 9 lb when they consume 1 litre of ice water? If a calorie is the energy...
What does the epiglottis do?
I am doing a science fair project to measure which type of ibuprofen dissolves fastest in stomach...
from Canberra Australia
Some shampoo is coloured in the bottle (purple or green) etc, why when you lather it up in your...
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