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What Is Micturition?

Micturition is the process of excreting excess fluid and substances that have potential harm to the body through the acts of urination and voiding. The renal system is involved in micturition. The kidneys filter excess water and waste products to produce urine. The ureters connect each kidney to...

10 Incredible Camouflaged Animals

10 Incredible Camouflaged Animals

Ten incredible photos of animal camouflage.

"Extraordinary" Study Finds Older Pessimists Outlive

"Extraordinary" Study Finds Older Pessimists Outlive

An "extraordinary" study has found that older pessimists outlive optimists. In fact, a group of researchers from Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg led by Frieder R. Lang may have proof in that old cliche that "only the good die young." Lang and his team published this study in the American...

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What Is a Lie Detector Test?

In an effort to determine if an individual is being honest, he or she can undergo a lie detector test. Such a test involves measuring the individual’s response to questions posed by an examiner. The answers provided are measured by physiological responses and are later evaluated and analyzed by a...

What Is a Blue Moon?

What Is a Blue Moon?

Folk lore indicates that tonight, November 21, 2010, an extraordinary event will occur: the moon shines blue (but chances are it will not.) Observers can however defer to the present definition of the term "blue moon" and not be disappointed. Tonight star watchers can delight in a once in a fifty...

Ecstasy Study Shows MDMA Won't Harm Your Brain

Ecstasy Study Shows MDMA Won't Harm Your Brain

Startling results of one of the most extensive studies regarding the illegal drug Ecstasy shows that MDMA won't harm your brain. The study was published during the second week of February in the journal Addiction and found that 3,4-Methylenedioxyethampetamine (MDMA or Ecstasy) will not effect...

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What Is a BTU?

A BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is one of the basic units of measurement for heat energy. By definition a BTU is the amount of heat that is need to increase the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. The measurements are measured at its heaviest point. So for example, one BTU...

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What Is Flora and Fauna?

When people talk about flora and fauna, they are actually referring to plants and wildlife. The plants and the wildlife that are native to a particular geographical region is also called as that particular region’s flora and fauna. Both flora and fauna are collective terms because these words always...

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What Is Grain Alcohol?

Grain alcohol (also called ethyl alcohol or ethanol) is pure alcohol, and is made from grains like corn and rye that have been fermented and distilled. And no, this is not something you can pour into a mixed drink; grain alcohol is toxic, and is not even used at 100% concentration. It is quite...

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What Is Polypropylene?

Polypropylene (with the chemical name of C3H6) is a kind of plastic polymer. It has numerous applications, and is a key ingredient in both industrial processes and consumer goods. Even if not many know of the chemical, nearly everbody has somehow encountered and even used it. If you have heated...