Science Facts of January - 2014

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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

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Benzoic acid/Sodium Benzoate often added to foods as preservatives. Both temporarily inhibit the proper functioning of digestive enzymes and cause headaches, stomach upset, asthma attacks and hyperactivity in children.


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Wednesday

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Tuesday

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27

Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

The skin of the lip, with three to five cellular layers, is very thin compared to typical face skin, which has up to 16 layers. And the lip skin is not hairy and does not have sweat glands. Therefore it does not have the usual protection layer of sweat and body oils which keep the skin smooth, and regulate warmth. For these reasons, the lips dry out faster. Many said that it is because lips do not have an epidermis and dermis lips dry out faster, but they do have it as very thin layers.


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Friday

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Thursday

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Wednesday

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මිනිසුන්ගේ දෘෂ්ටි තීව්‍රතාවයට වඩා උකුස්සන්ගේ දෘෂ්ටි තීව්‍රතාවය 2.6 ගුණයක් හොද වේ. ඔවුන් පැයට සැතපුම් 100ක පමණ වේගයකින් පියාඹන විටද ඉතා තියුණු රූප දැකගත හැක.


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Tuesday

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20

Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

Stars except for the sun appear as tiny dots in the sky, as their light travels through the many layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, of the Earth’s atmosphere, the light of the star is bent (refracted) many times in random directions. Light is bent when it hits a change in density change in density like a pocket of cold air or hot air. This random refraction results in the star winking out. It looks as the star moves a bit, moves a bit, and our eye interprets this as twinkling.


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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

Today’s Science Message

Nicotine act as a chemical defense in tobacco plants. Nicotine targets the neuromuscular junction, the place where nerve cells meet muscles in animals. So when an animal eats a plant containing nicotine, its ability to breathe and move is significantly affected.


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Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

Many think that it is due to surface tension that insects can walk on water. But a new research has found out that the insect’s legs are covered with microscopic Nano fibers that trap tiny air bubbles, allowing the insect to simply float on water.


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Friday

Question of the Week

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Thursday

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8

Wednesday

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7

Tuesday

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6

Monday

Answer for the Question of the Week

In rotten eggs gasses are created inside due to microorganism activities. These gasses are passed through the porous shell of the egg. Making it light weight compared to fresh eggs.


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Friday

Question of the Week

2

Thursday

Today’s Science Message

Puffer fish release a toxin 1,200 times more deadly than cyanide to protect themselves from predators, but dolphins have figured out how to suck the right amount of toxin from this fish to get high.


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Wednesday

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