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How bleach kills bacteria
How bleach kills bacteriaSaturday November 22, 2008 2:00AM ET
Developed more than 200 years ago and found in households around the world, chlorine bleach is among the most widely used disinfectants, yet scientists never have understood exactly how the familiar product kills bacteria.
Tequila turned into diamonds
diamondFriday November 7, 2008 9:55PM ET
Whoever thought that science was a dry subject might change their mind after learning about a new discovery in which tequila is turned into diamonds.
Birth of a new ocean
Birth of a new oceanSaturday November 1, 2008 1:28AM ET
In a remote part of northern Ethiopia, the Earth’s crust is being stretched to breaking point, providing geologists with a unique opportunity to watch the birth of a new ocean.
Warm coffee, warm person
Warm coffee, warm personFriday October 24, 2008 8:20PM ET
Our judgment of a person's character can be influenced by something as simple as the warmth of the drink we hold in our hand.
College team creating anti-cancer brew
berr against cancerSaturday October 18, 2008 12:45AM ET
College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but some Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical that's been shown to reduce cancer in lab animals.
Better proteine than morphine
Better proteine than morphineSaturday October 11, 2008 2:00AM ET
More people suffer from pain, but many of the drugs used to relieve suffering are not completely effective or have harmful side effects.
18th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
Ig Nobel 2008Saturday October 4, 2008 2:00AM ET
The 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes, honouring achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think, were awarded at Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre.


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