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What Is Fermentation?

Fermentation is a process that converts a carbohydrate into an acid or alcohol. Fermentation, in a stricter sense, also involves the use of yeast as an agent in changing sugar into alcohol. It can also refer to the use of bacteria in order to create lactic acid on some foods. Fermentation is a...

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How Most Women Want Sex to Happen

Most women prefer for sex to "just happen" as opposed to being planned out - let's explore why. Simplified, human beings make decisions in two basic ways. Either through rational consideration and assent or through feeling based motivation that leads to action. These two forms of decision...

15 of the Craziest Biological Hoaxes

15 of the Craziest Biological Hoaxes

The world of biological hoaxes is a great one. Some of them are pranks, some are there to make money, and some are just to laugh at those who don't know any better. There's something about slapping together of a handful of different animals and convincing tourists that it's a real thing that exists...

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What Is a Barrel of Oil Used For?

A barrel of oil contains 44 gallons of crude oil, which is turned into: - 18.56 gallons of gasoline- 10.31 gallons of diesel fuel- 7.01 gallons is used for "other", including plastics, cosmetics, paints, etc.- 4.07 gallons of jet fuel- 1.72 gallons of liquified petroleum (LP) gas- 1.68 gallons of...

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Examples of Psychological Projection in Both Genders

In psychology, projection is the act of assuming that other people see the world in the same way that you see the world. An example of projection would be a Christian who assumes that everyone should see God in a sunset or recognize the authority of the Bible. Some of the most interesting cases...

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What Are Amino Acids?

Amino acids are the building blocks of life. These “protein blocks” combine to create chains that make up 75 percent of the human body. Without amino acids we would not exist—nor could we survive. Amino acids are crucial for practically every bodily function. In fact, almost all of the chemical...

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Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Chicken eggs come in different colors, depending on the breed of the bird. That’s because as the eggs travel through the oviduct, they are exposed to different pigment deposits. The nature of the deposits vary according to the species. Note, however, that the color of the shell has nothing...

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Why Are Women Attracted to Guitar Players?

Everyone knows that women are attracted to guitar players but why? Most women who are attracted to guitar players don't know why themselves: they simply experience the attraction. The simple answer to this question involves three parts. First, women are attracted to skill and guitar playing is...

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What Makes a Renaissance Man?

A renaissance man is also known as a polymath. These terms refer to someone who has attained skills in multiple fields or disciplines, and is broadly knowledgeable. During the European Renaissance, circa 1450, an array of artists and scholars pursued multiple disciplines. They knew and spoke several...

Weizmann Institute of Science Finds Tears Turn Men Off

Weizmann Institute of Science Finds Tears Turn Men Off

A team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that tears turn men off and published results of the study in the journal Science. Biochemist Idan Frumin led a study into the effect of tears on people. The team collected tears samples after women viewed films like "Life Is...