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What is beach ‘foam’?

Beach foam is produced from proteins. The white beach foam is due to fat and protein in ocean water, which the surf ‘whips’, just like whipped cream. Animals and plants in both salty…

Why doesn’t a dishwasher dry plastic?

After a dishwasher cycle, the plates and glasses are usually dry, whereas plastic boxes and cups remain wet. The difference is due to the different materials’ ability to absorb heat, also known as…

Why do whales and humans have such long menopause?

Long menopause allows killer whales to care for sons.

How accurate are the weather models that predict thunderstorms?

The forecast is sunny, but there’s a slight chance of chaos.

Can the shape of the glass affect your drinking habits?

Have you ever finished a drink almost twice as fast as your friends?

Why are some enzymes so promiscuous?

Enzymes are meant to be specific, right?

Did the egg come first?

The egg came first, in amniotes at least.

Why do women live longer than men?

Aussie women have an average lifespan of 84 years, while the men have an average of 80. The reason why could lie in our genes.

Why do we sneeze?

Sneezing helps us reboot our body.

How do astronauts sleep in space?

After a long day’s work, you’re ready for a good night’s sleep. But it’s a little different if you’re weightless.

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