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What happens when a black hole swallows a star?

AS the star gets sucked up into the black hole, a brilliant flare of light that echoes through space would burp back up hundreds...

What makes a tattoo permanent?

HAVE you ever really thought about the chemistry of tattoos? What exactly is in those inks, and how safe are they? Tattoo application uses a...

Why do animals remember differently?

WE often say that someone with a strong memory has a memory “like and elephant”, while someone who is forgetful might have a memory “like a goldfish”. But...

Why we eat cheese at the end of a meal?

Many people love to eat cheese. In European dining, the cheese course will be served after the main course. Why do they only serve...

What part of candle is the hottest?

IN the years, prior to the use of candles, people used oil lamps. In 3000 B.C. for instance, the Egyptians were using wicked candles, but...

Why some people are more flexible than others?

THEY begin seated on the floor, knees bent out to their sides and soles of their feet touching. Next reaching forward and pull their...

What is colour blindness?

MOST people take the ability to see life in bright colours for granted. They make sure the colours of their clothing match, get hungry...

Why honey bees make the ultimate sacrifice when they sting you?

Have you ever been stung by a bee? Did you know, a bee will die after stinging? Only female bees have the ability to sting...

How does fabric softener work?

MANUFACTURERS market liquid or dry crystal fabric softeners for washing machines. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets coat our clothes with a subtle layer of...

How do tornadoes form?

A TORNADO is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction...

Why babies have more bones than adult?

WHEN human babies were born, they have around 300 bones in their body. As they reach adult-hood, we are left with only 206. This is because many of...

How does a magnifying glass work?

A MAGNIFYING glass is used to see smaller images or object bigger. Do you know how it works? Let’s understand the physics of magnifying glass....

How many nerve cells are there in the brain?

THE HUMAN BRAIN has often been viewed as an outstanding organ among mammalian brains and is the most cognitively able. It is endowed with an overdeveloped cerebral cortex...

Who invented the bit?

BINARY digit or bit is a basic unit of information used in computing and digital communications. The invention of bit allows us to quantify the...

Matching wits with machines

BY MAZLAN HANAFI BASHARUDIN PENANG: The Centre for Development of Academic Excellence & Student Development (CDAE) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) today held a talk...

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