The metal copper is made up of Cu (metal atoms) and is a very common metal that is used by humans in different ways. In its natural form copper is pinkish or peachy colored. Like other metals for instance iron copper also undergoes the process of oxidation. Oxidation is basically a process in which chemical changes take place when a substance is exposed to the elements present in air. In [...]

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We see people around us who have bent pinky fingers some have more bent fingers then others; it is a medical condition and is commonly known as Camptodactyly. Usually people suffering from Camptodctyly have ancestors whose fingers are bent and that explains it being a hereditary condition. Defining the Condition The condition Camptodactyly is explained as a flexion deformity (disfiguration) of the finger. People who have Camptodctyly syndrome have one [...]

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Until recently, fiber was considered a necessary part of everyone’s diet mainly because it promoted intestinal regularity. Lack of enough fiber could cause constipation — nothing more. But medical researchers have begun to find additional important reasons for including in everyday meals enough foods that are high in fiber. Recent evidence points to the possibility that a low-fiber diet may be a factor in the high incidence of certain illnesses, [...]

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When your jaw drops it means you’ve seen something unbelievable. This occurs naturally even to the most frigid of us. But a popping jaw is something else. Unless you’re a mixed martial arts fighter, getting a popping jaw is as rare as sashimi with bones.  When your jaw pops, it sounds like you are sick or trying to be funny. Common causes of popping jaw An irregular click in your [...]

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Ladies treat their nails like their hair: They can’t go out of the house with them in shambles.  Nails and fingers can make or break a lady’s  hand—literally and figuratively. To fashionistas around the world, the slightest lump on their nail gets them upset–like  a bubbly nail polish. Reasons why nail polish bubbles The reasons are pretty few and obvious, but how to get nail polishing right is debate fodder [...]

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Hail are like magical white candies that fall from the sky at a certain time of the year.  But in reality they are small clomps of ice brought on by strong draughts from freezing clouds.  During a thunderstorm hail forms and falls too but there are certain conditions that must be met before hail can grow large and heavy enough to fall on the ground. These conditions are: there must [...]

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When we breathe it’s not only oxygen that goes into our lungs. Oxygen is only 21% of air. Much of what we breathe, in fact, is nitrogen (78%), plus other gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and argon. One thing is certain, though: we all die without air. Air movement explained The air moves because of pressure and temperature differences. We experience this as wind. When pressure changes between two [...]

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This is not a tongue-in-cheek question. Nor is it a nasty one.  There really is something to be said about that corn in the toilet bowl. No matter how you chew it, corn always comes out in kernels. Corn’s outer coating The most acceptable explanation is that when we chew corn, the kernel’s outer layer merely comes off. The yellowish outer layer is made of cellulose. Cellulose cannot be digested, [...]

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Dew is probably one of the most poetic things anyone can imagine. It evokes childhood memories and lost days out in the sun. Dew lives up to its name: it is found on cool surfaces early in the morning– on leaves of grass, trees, plants, on window panes, and car’s wind shields. What is dew made of? Dew is practically made of water but its water that has condensed from [...]

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“House” fanatics need no introduction to Gregory House, MD. He is the misunderstood genius of Diagnostic Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Dr. House is played by Englishman Hugh Laurie, who was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights along with Stephen Fry, John Cleese, and Rowan Atkinson (MA). In this famous medical drama, Dr. House plays a doctor who bends medical rules to get at his goals. As a result [...]

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