Category: Chemistry

The Dark Facets of Oxytocin, The Love Hormone

Oxytocin is the new alcohol – its effects on the actions of humans might be similar to the latter. Oxytocin is often associated with love and sexuality, as well as maternal bonding. However, it seems that there is more to it than what has met the eye so far.A new study has provided insight into

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Overexposure To Light Linked With Weight Gain

A new study explains that weight gain is linked with an increased exposure to light – this phenomenon was seen in lab mice, and the researchers suggested that it might be applied to humans as well. The findings have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Gaining weight might occur as a result

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Cooking Food Releases More Calories

A new study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has revealed that cooking might be releasing more calories from fat-rich foods. Exploring the link between cooking & release of fats The authors of the paper were motivated to analyse the link between cooking and fats in this regard because of the lack of research

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Science Alert: Un-boiling Eggs Is Possible – Here’s how

Once the food is cooked, you cannot uncook it; soup, cake, pasta, you name it. But, perhaps, not the egg. Somehow, though, the egg has defied the rule, as scientists have shown that an egg can be unboiled to some extent. Boiling eggs involves reactions occurring at the microscopic level, involving the egg white proteins.

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Bottle of Champagne: Better To Shake or Not?

Champagne, the most sophisticated of alcoholic beverages, the unofficial drink of kings, queens, movie stars and rappers alike. Humanity may never know the reason why we flock to this fizzy intoxicant. Is it the bubbles, the taste, that certain je ne sais quoi or the expensive price tag that is often associated with it? The world

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Graphene The Strongest Bulletproof Material – Better Than Steel & Kevlar

Mirror, oh mirror, which is the strongest bulletproof material? Steel and Kevlar would be surprised to hear the answer! A team of researchers have discovered a new winner to the question: GRAPHENE. In their study published in the journal Science, it was demonstrated that graphene bulletproof vests would be more resistant to the impact of

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Amazingly: Sound of an Atom Captured by Scientists

A team of scientists have ‘communicated’ with an artificial atom by the way of SOUND. The atom in question was designed to absorb and emit sound energy. When the atom was hit with sound waves, it emitted something similar. The sound of the atom was described to be like a D note. Nature has always

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