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Fingers-Only Glove [new patent]
Fingers-Only Glove [new patent] ● Fingerless gloves, in one form or another, have been around for a very long time. But the reverse, a glove that has only fingers has only recently been invented. US-based inventor Adam Walker has come up with a device that sidesteps the time-consuming and (sometimes) difficult process of putting on ... [ click to read full item ]
Science fallacies in the Jingle Jangle Jungle
Science fallacies in the Jingle Jangle Jungle ●  (The Archies : 1968) If you type the phrase “Jingle Jangle” into your favourite internet search engine, there’s a good chance that the first result will be a link to the video above. Or maybe this book from Axel Scheffler. Less likely in the top-ranking results is a mention ... [ click to read full item ]
Eating gold : ok or not ok? [study]
Eating gold : ok or not ok? [study] ● Is it a good idea to eat gold (in the form of gold leaf)? Prof. Koichi Imai, D.D.S., Ph.D of the Dept. of Biomaterials, Osaka Dental University, Japan (and other places), is of the opinion that the answer might well be ‘no’. Pointing out that although : “Gold leaf flakes are ... [ click to read full item ]

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