A neutron walks into a restaurant and orders a seven-course dinner. When she's finished eating, she asks the waiter how much she owes.

The waiter replies, "For you, No Charge!"


Meet Cerium: The Rare Earth Element

Not many of us are familiar with the element Cerium. Cerium is an element used in flat television screens and compact discs and such important electronic devices. Let us find out more about this element...

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Phosphorus: The Bringer of Light

Man invented fire ages ago and till date, fire is an indispensable aspect of our everyday life. Right from cooking to light, we use fire directly or indirectly. We use matchsticks for lighting the lamp and also for many other things. The matchsticks have phosphorus and let us now find out more about phosphorus...

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We know DNA. But what is RNA?

We have all heard of DNA. But what exactly is RNA? RNA is similar to DNA in many ways at the structural level however; the differences that are present make RNA chemistry very different than that of DNA.

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What is Maillard Reaction?

When you cook meat, have you wondered why the meat changes colour at different stages of cooking? This is because of the Maillard reaction. Wondering what is Maillard reaction? Well, let us find out....

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Meet Phytoalexins: Natural Plant Antibiotics

Phytochemicals help in defending plants and they are so intricate, that each taxonomic grouping of plants can be identified by the unique phytochemicals that are produced by that group. Let us find out more about phytochemicals...

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How DVDs and CDs Store Data?

Earlier, we used to use video tapes to watch movies and cassettes to listen to music. However, times have changed! We now have compact discs or CDs, DVDs and such devices, as we fondly call them, to replace the cassettes and video tapes. As the name suggests, compact discs and Digital Versatile Disc are easy to handle and compact. They occupy very less place at our household and have better storage capacity. Let us find out how these DVDs and CDs store data and how they operate....

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Why Can't We Breathe Underwater?

It is a known fact that water is made up of oxygen and hydrogen, however, when we go underwater, why do we require an oxygen cylinder and why are we unable to breathe under water? In contrast, fishes can live only in water although they also breathe oxygen for their survival. Have you thought about this mystery?

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Meet the Organic Molecules

Have you ever given a thought what are these organic and inorganic molecules and what is the difference between an organic and an inorganic molecule? What substances are within the realm of organic chemistry? Let us read on and discover....

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A Look at Enantiomers and Their Role in Drugs and Perfumes

Enantiomers are those "handed" molecules that occupy an interesting place in both hard-science medicine and the mysterious, almost-alchemical world of scent. Let us find out more about these magical molecules...

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Folic Acid: The Importance of Vitamin B9

Folic acid is also known as folacin, vitamin M and vitamin B9 and is an essential component in a large number of biochemical processes in the human body. Let us find out how this important acid came into being and how it is important in our day-to-day life.

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