The effects of bismuth in Pepto Bismol
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by Indiana Public Media
2d ago
When the bismuth combines with the trace amounts of sulfur in your saliva and in your gastrointestinal tract, it reacts to form a black substance called bismuth sulfide ..read more
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King Tut's dagger from space
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by Indiana Public Media
2d ago
King Tutankhamen of Egypt has fascinated people ever since archeologist Howard Carter discovered his splendid tomb in 1922 ..read more
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Where does bitterness come from? Ask the sharks
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by Indiana Public Media
5d ago
Bitterness, like sweetness or saltiness, is one of the major taste sensations. And while it makes our food flavorful, detecting bitterness can sometimes be a warning that we’re eating something toxic ..read more
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Remembering the past, as a baby
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by Indiana Public Media
5d ago
What's your earliest memory ..read more
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The temperature of ice on a hot day
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by Indiana Public Media
1w ago
If you drink a glass of ice water on a hot day, what temperature is the ice ..read more
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Do brains differ with biology?
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by Indiana Public Media
1w ago
There are some biological differences between the sexes, but do they extend to the brain ..read more
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Mauveine: The first synthetic dye
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by Indiana Public Media
1w ago
Where does color come from ..read more
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Can plants hear?
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by Indiana Public Media
1w ago
In 2019 a team of Israeli scientists published evidence that the evening primrose plant can detect the specific sound vibration frequencies of the buzz of an insect’s wings ..read more
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Patient HM: Henry Molaison and the neuroscience of memory
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by Indiana Public Media
2w ago
Every student who has ever taken a course in neuroscience or psychology has heard of Patient HM ..read more
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Monkeys can be petty, too
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by Indiana Public Media
2w ago
We share a lot of genetic material in common with our chimpanzee relatives, and maybe some personal characteristics too ..read more
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