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Are Sunscreen products reliable?

What? Sunscreens contain diverse active ingredients. Some use the inert inorganic mineral pigment, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, primarily to reflect or scatter UV radiation. Others use organic chemicals or a mixture because chemicals can absorb UV rays. For instance, sunscreens also contain carbon-containing molecules that...

An Egg-istential Question

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? A classic philosophical conundrum, intentionally baffling and likely argument-provoking. “You need a chicken to lay an egg, but chickens come from eggs, so you need an egg to get the chicken… to lay the egg, from which to get a chicken...

Science of Spider Silk

Every year I move into a new room on campus at Georgia Tech, I buy a package of sticky putty, hoping that it will be strong enough to hold my large posters of the periodic table and Chance the Rapper, because command strips are just way too...

Making Bad Decisions: The Science of Decision-Making

MAKING BAD DECISIONS Ever wonder why you make such bad decisions. We make around 35,000 decisions every day, and they can’t all be good. There are many perspectives and exercises that we can explore as to why we make certain decisions, and, more importantly, why we think they...

Pride and [ERROR: FUNCTION TERMINATED]

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any homework of significant difficulty is in want of long hours to completion. In this case, twenty hours, give or take some breaks to re-hydrate from where the tears slipped away unnoticed among the frustration and eye strain. Even then,...