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These days you might think organic refers just to food. But it has a completely different meaning in chemistry.
A quartile might sound like a fourth. But that’s not quite what it is.
You might hear about the jet stream on a weather report, but what is it? We explain.
How do trees ferry water from the soil to branches hundreds of feet in the air? This week’s word is the answer.
Many people hear Kevlar and think of body armor. But this polymer is in so much more.
Poison ivy looks harmless, but its oil, urushiol, is not. This is the plant’s oil that leaves an itchy rash or blisters on your skin.
The virulence of a germ is a measure of its potential to cause disease.
Quantum seems like a very complex word. But really, it’s a term used for something very, very small.
We know some liquids are thick and some are thin. This week’s word describes the property of these liquids to resist tension or pressure.
Some forces pull and some push. This force produces turning or twisting.
Social is a single word used in many ways. But whether it’s social media or social order, social describes how we interact.
The DNA in our bodies contains thousands of genes, all with different functions. We use a special word for their location.