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How to unboil an egg… Yep! You read that correctly, now read on...

I don’t know how many people in this world have thought of unboiling an egg or if it was even possible. However it is actually possible and the genius people who thought of it have a great idea and cause behind it besides the title.

Don't believe the Science lies: Shisha isn't as harmful as smoking #NoToSmoking #YesToBetterHealth

I hate smoking so much! I hate it so much and every time I go out I try and avoid anyone smoking in front of me or passing by me. Passively inhaling someone’s smoke makes my lungs writhe in disgust. At my time at university my lectures were in between two buildings, in the ground between the two building other students use it as a smoking place where at least 100 people are smoking at the same time (I might be over exaggerating with that number a little bit). Every time I used to pass through, I would hold my breath so I wouldn't inhale the toxic smoke.  Smoking is detrimental to your health and so is passive smoking. By passive smoking, you also inhale all the toxic smoke even if you are not a smoker and it can have negative effects on you too.

Top 7 Health Benefits of Lemon Water

When we think of lemons, or citrus fruits in general we think of vitamin C. In fact lemons are packed with more than just vitamin C; they are crammed with vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fibre. I have heard a lot about lemon water and how it’s good for you and great for your digestion. Obviously I wanted to research and find out more about lemon water.  Little did I know just how many benefits there are!

My First Guest Post on GradJobs UK - Looking After Your Health After Graduation

(( I am very proud to announce my very first guest post on GradJobs UK!! Be sure to check it out and tell me what you think!  You can find it here: GradJobs UK Blog: Looking after your health after graduation )) [UPDATE: The Gradjobs blog has since been removed and some posts moved to GradsCorner on Gradjobs UK website. So I have posted my guest post here for everyone to read.] Looking after your health after graduation. Stress. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about stress is a person tearing their hair out and screaming in despair.  After the graduation ceremony graduates start to face the “real world”, independence and the dreaded question: “what are you going to do next?” Since this is the biggest transition in your life it’s definitely going to be the most stressful one. It’s really easy to get caught up in the moment and give in to stress, particularly in today’s tumultuous economy with hardly any job opportunities. Anxiety can overwhelm you

The Mystery of the Yellow Taj Mahal

Back in 1631 the emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal, to honor her memory . It is regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world. Sadly this wonder is becoming tarnished by the day. Due to pollution, the Taj Mahal marble is starting to turn yellow. Even though, every couple of years the mausoleum is given a clay mask to remove all the grime and restore the sparkling white marble, the grime returns over and over again every few years.

Don't believe the science lies: Wear your coat or you’ll get a cold!

Can you really catch a cold when it’s cold outside? It turns out that actually staying warm can be useful and our mums were right in telling us to wrap up and keep warm and to wear a jacket when we go out.

Two Words Two Definitions: Week One!

This weeks words are from Immunology: Antibacterial Agent ,  Antibiotic and Antiviral

New Segment! Two Words Two Definitions

A new segment I will be adding to Crystals and Catalysts will be called Two Words Two Definitions. In this section I will be choosing two words which seem relatively similar in the science world but have two completely different meanings. If you have any ideas fr this segment, or any chemical / biological words that confuse you and want me to define, just drop me an email at _____________________________________ Chemistry Word Cloud courtesy of Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Chemistry general words - Smart Thesaurus Dictionary Image acceptor   allotrope   amphiprotic   amphoteric   atomic   balanced equation   carbon chain   catalyst   chemical chemical bond   chemical equation   chemical formula   chemist   chemistry   chromatography   conformation   distilled water   double bond   electrolyte   equation   formula   fractional distillation   hydrogenated   immiscible   inorganic chemistry  


My 2015 resolutions 1.stick to a good posting schedule AND 2. Complete reading "Bad pharma" by @bengoldacre