Health myths about MSG, monosodium glutamate, and the gluten-free diets

MSG, monosodium glutamate, has an undeserved reputation among health fanatics from all over the world. Reactions explains what MSG is and why it should not be feared. MSG is a flavor enhances that is used to increase the sensation offered by the umami flavors. MSG is the salt of l-glutamate, a substance present in vegetables […]

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Finally: the secret of Death Valley’s sliding stones explained

Richard Norris & Jim Norris have uncovered why the stones in Death Valley are able to travel: it is all about ice shoving. no one has been able to find out what happened and I wonder why wouldn’t other guys just film the damn thing for a year. In any case, here is the explanation […]

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Diseases: bubonic plague, ebola, herpes + where we donate vs what kills us

Right at the middle of the week I hit you with an article about diseases. Come on, you gotta love ‘em. They show our nature and they are kind to the population by killing the weak ones. Kidding. diseases are bad and we must take every possible step in destroying it. Fortunately, vaccines and a […]

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The appendix is actually a safe haven for good bacteria

Tara, from DNews, tells us that the appendix seems to have a clear function and all it has to do is to be a safe house for good bacteria. Now, that is new, because we all have grown up to think that the appendix is just an evolutionary remnant that has no purpose today. It […]

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The list of bad science journals – these predatory journals publish online whatever crap you sent them in exchange for your money

Science Based Medicine triggered the alarm that there are hundreds of online science journals that aren’t really science journals. They are online websites that accept to publish any crap in exchange for your money. The researchers have even sent in a HIV paper which they copied from another team, changed every instance of the word […]

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Google Street View with Sounds – check it out now

You can check the Sounds of Google Street View in three locations for now: Place du Palais, Hapuna Beach, and Balboa Park. You will be able to move around like you do in Google Street View, but you will also hear the sounds that were recorded at that time. Now, that is something you need […]

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PC gaming basics: how to set your memory speed and other overclocking basics

There isn’t really that much to say in regards to memory frequency in this pc gaming basics video: the newest motherboards come with UEFI, which is the successor of BIOS and has several options. In the gaming motherboards you can go to OC section, over-clocking, and then check the processor frequency and the RAM frequency. […]

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The fourth dimension: a new take

Kotaku published recently an interesting article about a new way of thinking about a fourth dimension. We only live in 3 dimensions and, if we would see a 4D object we would only see its 3D imprint in our world. Things could simply pop in and out of existence as far we can be concerned. […]

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Salt, Diamonds and DNA: 5 Surprising Facts About Crystals

Reactions created a new video about crystals and how they behave. Did you also knew that the DNA, while an acid, has a crystaline structure? 2014 is the year of cristalography and Reactions teaches us 5 things about crystals. Crystals are materials in which the molecules have a unique arrangement called crystal lattice, a very […]

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The many formulas of gravity: each one tells something about it

Gravity is the force that keeps you glued to Earth. Except it is not a force as it is a space-time distortion generated by the presence of mass. But we will still be able to use formulas for it and still call it a force. There are three formulas for force: – F = m […]

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