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The Science Behind Fireworks

The chemistry behind a firework explosion: The four main chemical ingredients needed to make a firework explode are; An Oxidizer- Provides enough oxygen to facilitate the burn. Fuel- Once combined with the oxidizer sets the stage for an explosion. Colorant- Pellets containing gun powder and colorant are packed into the body of the firework. These…

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CORONAVIRUSES – ANTIVIRAL DRUG IN THE WORKS

Coronaviruses are responsible for 30% of human common colds.  More seriously they are responsible for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory System).  In just over a decade, both SARS and MERS are two brand new viruses that have arisen from coronavirus.  SARS has a 10% mortality rate and its viral relative… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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The Immune System Attacks in Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists have theorized for over 100 years that a tie exists between Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and the immune system, however an association was unable to be identified through prior investigation until now… Parkinson’s Disease – The Basics Progressive disorder affecting movement Neurons called substantia nigra are affected Some of the neurons produce dopamine Dopamine communicates… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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WHY YOU SHOULD ELIMINATE THESE PHRASES FROM YOUR VOCABULARY

If you want to sound professional and be perceived as a leader in the office then there are a few phrases you should cut from your vocabulary.   3 PHRASES TO CUT FORM YOUR WORK VOCABULARY: “No Problem” When someone thanks you for something the proper response is “You’re Welcome”. Though the phrase “No Problem”… Tags: , , , , , ,

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WHAT CAUSES THE SMELL AFTER IT RAINS?

 Have you ever stopped to think why there is such a distinctive smell after it rains? Rain has no scent until it hits the ground, but scientists have identified the mechanism that releases the fragrance of rain into the environment.     The scent known as Petrichor, meaning the smell that is produced when rain…

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4 SIMPLE WAYS TO END EACH WORK DAY HAPPY

Follow these 4 simple ways to make sure your ending each day at work on a happy note. Set aside five minutes Write down what you have achieved for the day. “It’s a great confidence builder, and it helps you quantify and assess your strengths.” – William Arruda, Author of Ditch, Dare, Do. Seeing on… Tags: , ,

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“Step Aside Circadian Rhythm: Scientists Discover Independent 12-hour Clock”

If our sleep cycles weren’t complicated enough, balancing work, family, sleep, and countless else, it’s just gotten more complicated.  Our circadian rhythm, the standard 24-hour cycle, is not alone in regulating our bodies. Sleep observations, circadian oscillations, and other related sleep phenomena have been studied since the 4th century, the time of Alexander the Great,… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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