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What Is Gymnema Sylvestre?

The strange sounding name gymnema sylvestre is actually a plant that has a medicinal use in India and also in various parts of Asia as a homeopathic treatment for diabetes (which is also known in these parts as “sweet urine”). The plant’s active ingredient is gynmnemic acid and it is taken from...

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What Is Nylon?

Nylon was first manufactured in 1930s, by the Dupont Chemical Company. It was first marketed as an affordable alternative to silk. It was light, strong, and could be dyed into beautiful colors and patterns. It was also considerably stronger than silk, and could withstand a lot of wear and tear...

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What Is Physics?

Physics is a branch of science that applies various scientific methods in order to decipher and comprehend the most basic principles and laws of nature – matter, energy and how it interacts with each other. Physicists usually focus on a particular area of physics even though many of these disciplines...

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Chile Earthquake May Have Altered Earth's Rotation

The earthquake in Chile may have altered the Earth's rotation. A NASA scientist made the announcement Monday that the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile may have altered the entire rotation of the Earth and perhaps shortened the length of days on our planet. The earthquake that shook...

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New Moore Island Sunk Into Sea

New Moore Island has sunken into the sea. The island has been a highly disputed, hot topic between India and Bangladesh (called South Talpatti by Bangladesh) located in the Bay of Bengal. Both countries were embattled in an argument over natural gas or oil supplies beneath the island discovered...

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Aral Sea Shrinking, Focus of UN Visit to Central Asia

The Aral Sea is shrinking and was the focus of a United Nations visit to the region of Central Asia. The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest lake in the world. In 1960 the lake supported a multitude of fresh and salt water fish, the fishing industries of the now ghost towns of the Uzbek Soviet...

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Is Teflon Dangerous?

Teflon is a non-stick coating for pans that was developed by DuPont. Teflon pans are easier to clean and eliminate the need to add oil before sautéing ingredients. Teflon pans were very popular, but there is recent concern about whether or not it is safe to use. Some studies show that the coating...

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Earthquakes Shake Los Angeles, California

An earthquake shakes Los, Angeles, California in the early hours of Monday, June 7, 2010.  The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a series of 3 small in magnitude earthquakes occurred near Santa Monica, California just twenty miles from L.A.'s Civic Center.  The first...

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California Quakes Rattle Coastal Cities

California quakes rattle coastal cities in places near the border between California and Mexico.  The U.S. Geographical Survey reports that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled Southern California on June 14, 2010 at 9:42 p.m. local time.  The quake occurred 65 miles from Tijuana, Mexico...

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Genetically Modified Salmon Nearly Ready for Supermarkets

Genetically modified salmon is nearly ready for supermarkets.  AquaBounty Technologies, a Waltham, Massachusetts based business, has completed five of the seven steps required by the Food and Drug Administration to be able to sell genetically modified salmon in supermarkets across the United...