Q: Which element do you call when a crime is committed?

A: Sherlock Holmium!


How does a cup of coffee keep me awake?

Remember the late nights during exams when the only thing on your mind was crawling into bed? And how a single cup of hot coffee kept you up all night with your books? Let's find out how.

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How do things catch fire?

It's red, yellow or orange. It's hot, bright and wants to burns everything it touches. It also gives light, warmth and cooks your food.
Everybody knows about fire, but what starts it?


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Why is blood collected in 'heparinised' vials?

When you have to take a blood test, do you notice that the lab person collects your blood into a special tube marked 'heparinised'? Let's find out why a special vial is needed.

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Why do jet planes leave a trail behind them?

Ever looked at a blue, cloudless sky, and seen a jet plane fly across it, leaving a long, thin trail of white clouds? Have you noticed that passenger planes don't seem to leave any trail like that? Let's find out why.

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Tropoelastin: the elastic that never gives up

If you look at an old pair of pyjamas or Bermudas, you might notice that the elastic has given way, and does not snap back into shape anymore. What if there was an elastic that never went out of shape? Well, there is, and it's right in our bodies!

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Why do cut apples turn brown?

You start eating an apple, and just then you friend calls you up about homework, and you're speaking for hours together. When you come back to your apple, it's gone brown all over. What happened?

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What are watermarks?

Have you held a currency note to the light and seen all the secret pictures on it? Those are called watermarks. Let's have a peek into how they are made.

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Meet the new plastics

Things made of plastic, from credit cards to spoons to bags, have become so common in our lives that we can hardly think of life without them. Yet all plastics are made from petroleum, which will run out in a few decades. What do we do next?

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Why do some dyes 'run' when washed?

You may be familiar with this. You bought a very attractive looking dress, but it lost some of its colour when you washed it. Ever wondered what caused it to lose colour? Let's have a look.

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How is float glass made?

Nowadays, we see buildings that seem to be made entirely of glass. Huge sheets of glass that rise to several storeys. Let's have a peek at how these glass sheets are made.

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