A Life Spent Wondering

Why is Urine Yellow?

Why is Urine Yellow?

Peeing, a topic usually considered taboo, is a natural body function. Since it's something done multiple times a day, it has become a behavior that we may not think about much, but at one point or another I'm sure you've asked the question, why is pee yellow? read more

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The Science of the Neighbor's Music

The Science of the Neighbor's Music

Have you had to deal with someone playing loud music? In college this is a popular occurrence, and it's always at the most inconvenient times. Something interesting about this music you may notice is what you hear from your room. Even though a person above you could be blasting tunes, you can hear are the deep sounds, but not the high sounds. What could be causing this? read more

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What Causes Morning Wood?

What Causes Morning Wood?

Morning wood - scientifically named Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT) - is the random occurrence of an erection that men can experience upon waking up in the morning. I'm sure most men have dealt with it at least once in their lifetime, but why and how does it happen? read more

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What Makes Popcorn Pop?

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

It's a favorite at movie theaters and home theaters alike, comes in varieties from plain to buttered to kettle, and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Although it's a snack food Americans have enjoyed for years, only few have asked, what makes popcorn pop? read more

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What Does it Mean to Pickle Something?

What Does it Mean to Pickle Something?

What is pickling? I'm sure at one point or another you've run into the term pickled onion or egg, and everyone knows that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, but what does it mean for something to be pickled? read more

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32-bit vs. 64-bit Processors

32-bit vs. 64-bit Processors

What's the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit? When we download software or operating systems, there is usually an option to download either, so there must be importance to the subject. read more

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Sodium: A Word of Caution

Sodium: A Word of Caution

Sodium is a popular additive in food, found mostly in frozen and fast food products. For some people (especially college students) it can be hard to maintain a healthy sodium level when these types of meals are so simple and convenient. It's easy to overlook the nutrition facts, but it may cost you in the future. read more

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What Do Cigarette Filters Do?

What Do Cigarette Filters Do?

After the first medical studies performed on cigarettes found a definitive link to lung cancer, cigarette companies responded in different ways, including adding a filter to their products. The public found comfort in hearing that a 'safety feature' had been added to a harmful substance and so the sales of filter-tip cigarettes were very successful, just as they are today. read more

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