Science Facts of November - 2013

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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

Today’s Science Message

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Wednesday

Today’s Science Message

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Tuesday

Today’s Science Message

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Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

If you are caught in the open and lightning is nearby the safest position would be crouching low to the ground covering your ears by hands and keeping your head in between your knees. Keep your feet as close to one another as possible. And you should not let any other parts of your body to touch the ground. This way minimum current would pass through your body since the electric potential is low as feet are close together.


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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

Today’s Science Message

Butter-flavored microwave popcorn doesn’t really get its flavor from butter; it gets it from chemicals and flavoring agents. Diacetyl is a butter-flavoring agent used in microwave popcorn which has a high risk on respiratory functions.


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Wednesday

Today’s Science Message

Never lay down on the ground in a thunder storm. After lightning strikes the ground, there is an electric potential that radiates outward from the point of contact. If your body is in this area, current can flow through you.


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Tuesday

Today’s Science Message

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Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

Water droplets and ice crystals in clouds scatter sun light into the seven colors. The amount of scattering of each color happens equally so that it appears as white for us. But when the size of the water droplet becomes large (Just before it drop as a raindrop) less light scatters while major portion is absorb. Which makes it appears gray.


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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

Today’s Science Message

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Wednesday

Today’s Science Message

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Tuesday

Today’s Science Message

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Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

We breathe air that is 21% Oxygen. When we inhale pure Oxygen (O2) at normal atmospheric pressure a highly reactive form of atomic Oxygen creates inside our lungs which destroys proteins and membranes in the epithelial cells. However the astronauts in Apollo program have reported that they did not suffer from any harmful effects having to breathe pure O2 at low pressure for two weeks.


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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

Today’s Science Message

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Wednesday

Today’s Science Message

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Tuesday

Today’s Science Message

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Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

When you take off your shoes the smell that hits you is all the bacteria excretion that’s collected on your feet and in your socks and shoes. Sweat is basically just salt and water, so it doesn’t have a distinctive smell of its own. The smell is actually caused by bacteria on our skin that eats the sweat and excretes waste that has a strong odor.


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Friday

Question of the Week