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Those Little Plastic Microbeads In Your Soap Are Damaging The Environment

If you’ve ever used a scrub or a face wash, chances are it contained something called microbeads. These microbeads are what ‘scrub’ your body. They’re plastic and extremely small (ranging in size from .0004 to 1.24 millimeters... 

All-Nighters May Alter Your Memories

Depriving yourself of sleep is not going to do you any favours. It is most probably obvious to you that such practice can adversely affect your productivity as well as focus. However, what you might not know is that lack of sleep can hit hard on your... 

Here is What Snake Venom Does to Blood

It might shock you to know that even though snakes are portrayed in the media as violent, vicious, vindictive, venomous and vile, they are in fact mostly harmless. 85% of all snakes are categorized as non-venomous and out of about 2700 recorded species... 

THIS Is Why Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water

It’s an effect that was first observed (in recorded history) by Aristotle in the 4th Century BC and was published in a paper by a Tanzanian student in 1969, named the Mpemba Effect. It was simply the observation that hot water freezes faster than... 

What Would Happen if the Earth Stopped Spinning?

It’s one of those questions that are simply asked because it would be fun to know what the answer is, whether or not it serves any purpose to do so. What if the Earth Stopped Spinning? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked this question a... 

Debunking the Top Myths About Charging Cell Phones

There is no shortage of charging myths in the modern day. These might vary from “do not use the smartphone while it is still on charge” to “ALWAYS fully charge and fully discharge the battery.” Allow me to clear the clouds off those myths as I... 

Here’s a Scientific Reason Your iPhone Headphones Are Always Tangled

Anyone who has ever owned a pair of head phones has experienced this problem. They always magically get tangled even when they’re neatly tucked in to your pocket. It’s one of the great mysteries of the universe but no more. Jim Edwards from... 

Which Players Have a Better Chance of Scoring a Goal at FIFA World Cup ’14?

It seems that the entire world is gearing up for FIFA 2014. There are scientists performing tests on the official FIFA World Cup ball, the Brazuca, economists analyzing the possible benefits and blows to the economy of Brazil as a result of the World... 

Taking Selfies Is Allegedly a Mental Disorder, Doctors Say

So you thought taking selfies is cool, huh? Perhaps you would like to think about it differently from now on. Taking selfies has been officially tagged as ‘selfitis’ by the American Psychiatric Association. Following a satirical post on selfies on... 

Global Impact of the Apple iPhone [INFOGRAPHIC]

There is no denying that the Apple iPhone has been a trend setter in the smartphone industry ever since its inception in 2007. Not only has it affected methods of interaction of consumers with these smartphones but it has significantly turned around the...