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Ever Frozen Your Tongue to a Spoon?

When I was young (how many decades ago?) I once went to the freezer, opened a box of ice cream (probably Breyers), dug a spoon deep inside, and put the spoon on my tongue. Was I shocked! I couldn't take it off! It's funny what can scare you, isn't it? I
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Posted by on July 5, 2017

Water – The Most Important Substance on Earth

Scientists seek to discover other planets that could sustain life. Life as we know it depends foremost on one chemical compound—water!Water is certainly essential. It is also unique in its amazing collection of properties. It is a joy for the chemist
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Posted by on June 25, 2017

Lakes near an active volcano, once it erupts, can lead to the lake being oxygen deprived. Inspired by the latest Post by Vince Summers

I just read an article by Vince Summers: link provided below: And it inspired me to write this article about the possibility of oxygen deprived water to make possible the existence of
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Posted by on June 8, 2017

The Mt. St. Helens Post Explosion

When I was still working for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, we were told certain employees were to be required to receive special safety training. Wouldn't you know I'd be one of the ones who got stuck with that? It meant I had to go to the Wind
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Posted by on June 7, 2017

I actually fell asleep while watching a lecture on global climate change

The thing is, I am very enthusiastic as to the possibilities of reducing global climate and it looks as if Climate Expert Jim Hansen indicated that the younger generation is facing the most challenging time of their age group. The charts and graph
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Posted by on May 21, 2017

Science was Fun in Ben Franklin's Day

I am a degreed chemist. I took post-degree, graduate level courses at the University of Virginia. I much enjoy science! But, to be honest, science was much more fun in earlier times. In the 1700s and early 1800s. Science lay in the hands of individual res
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Posted by on May 20, 2017

Blasting a rocket to the moon with one huge force of energy vrs. puslating intermittent bursts of energy.

It takes too much energy to launch a huge rocket who's payload is almost 75 percent fuel to propel that fuel included in the base bulk weight of the entire rocket would make it have to use far more energy to reverse thrust itself into a slow orbit around t
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Posted by on March 17, 2017

Is there one real good solution to global warming?

It's all about C02, aka Carbon Dioxide, the Greenhouse Gas. There's just too much of it in the earth's atmosphere and we need to find a way to get rid of it ASAP! So, I thought about the poles, the north pole and the south pole. The idea I came up
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Posted by on March 2, 2017

Did Your Teacher Speak the Truth About Earth's Origin?

Students, especially young ones, quite often take the teachings placed before them at face value. One of the teachings presented as an offering before us was the origin of the earth. Were you told matter originating elsewhere was gathered together by the p
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Posted by on October 1, 2016

Do Thinking People Really Believe This?

I am a chemist. I received my education at Drexel University and the University of Virginia. I decidedly am not bragging. I'm merely stating fact to show that I at least don't speak via an uneducated tongue. I was just reading about chemicals found within
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Posted by on September 26, 2016